location and access

Bicycle and water sports heaven

When you first set foot here, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the pine and ocean scents. You'll be inspired to desert your car and take to the bicycle paths (100 kilometres) that lead to the ports along the sea, the salt pans and the coastal villages.

This place is for beginners and pros alike. The island is all about sea, winds and waves: jet skiing, surfing / kite surfing, sailboarding,catamarans, regattas, kayaking . . .

Come discover the multiple faces of Ile de Ré, its ten villages and varied charming landscapes: sand beaches, marinas, hollyhocks, forests, salt pans...

Other sights:

Saint Etienne Church in Ars en Ré, the Wine Cellar Cooperative at Bois Plage, Groisil Channel, La Prée Fort and Châteliers Abbey in Flotte, Salt Pan Ecomuseum in Loix, Wildlife Reserve in Lilleau-des-Niges in Portes en Ré, Ile de Ré Bridge in Rivedoux, Whale Lighthouse and its museum in Saint Clément des baleines, fish locks at Sainte Marie de Ré, Vauban Citadel and Fortifications in Saint Martin de Ré.

How to get here

By car: 

A10 and RN11 motorway

After the Ile de Ré bridge, go in the direction of "itinéraire sud" (the southern itinerary).

Follow the RD 201 toward Sainte Marie, then toward Bois Plage.

(don't go into the villages of Sainte Marie or La Noue). For further information: www.viamichelin.com

GPS coordinates: latitude: 46.1621173 / longitude: -1.3470584


By train:

La Rochelle train station 13 km away, Aytré-Plage train station 14 km away.

Paris is less than 3 hours away by the high-speed TGV trains.

For further information:  www.voyages-sncf.fr


By plane:

La Rochelle Airport - Ile de Ré 10 km away

Direct service to London, Paris, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, and 12 connecting services.

For further information: www.larochelle.aeroport.fr

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Distance in km between Sainte-Marie-de-Ré and :
La Rochelle16Angoulême162
La Roche-sur-Yon86Bordeaux198