Saint-Martin-de-Ré, discover the little Saint Trop' of the Ile de Ré

With more than 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, Saint-Martin-de-Ré is considered by many tourists and travel journalists to be the 'Little Saint Trop' of the Atlantic.

Saint-Martin-de-Ré: a little history

Saint-Martin-de-Ré was built around its port. Since the Middle Ages, the village has been populated by craftsmen, traders and merchants who exported the wine and salt produced on the island. The citadel then continued to develop until it became the historical, economic and administrative capital of the island of Ré.

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is full of cultural and natural curiosities to discover, but also offers a range of activities and visits for the whole family.

Saint-Martin-de-Ré: activities for all

Itineraries on foot or by bike to visit Saint-Martin-de-Ré


Whether you're full of energy or more of a laid-back type, you'll find something to suit you in the citadel of Saint-Martin-de-Ré! For relaxation, head for the spa and the wellness areas. And don't forget the yoga courses.

Walks and hikes

For walkers, go for long walks to discover the town and its surroundings thanks to the rental of bikes, scooters, scooters or tandems. And why not try an original visit with the emblematic baudets du Poitou?  You will also have the opportunity to explore the citadel of Saint-Martin-de-Ré thanks to the guided tours, treasure hunts and Escape Games that will be offered.

Craftsmen and producers

Stroll along the winding streets where hollyhocks and picturesque shops plunge you into a timeless atmosphere. Venture into the homes of these craftsmen and producers to discover local specialities: salt from the Ile de Ré, Royale-Ré wine or donkey milk soaps.

Also not to be missed is the famous ice cream parlour le comptoir de Cathala which offers more than 60 different flavours from the famous salted butter caramel to the Charente melon.