Town Guided Tours

* All this tours are guided in french.

Ascent church steeple :vue du clocher de Sainte Marie de Ré

NEW ! Guided tour in english

From the top of the church spire of Sainte Marie (96 steps) there is a splendid view over the vineyards and sea as far as the islands of Oléron and Aix. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m from Easter to the end of September.(40 mins)

Tickets should be booked at the Tourist Information Center. Not recommended for people  with walking difficulties.


Réservation at the Tourist Information Center. Tél : +33(0)5 46 30 22 92.

Price : 3€/pax.


Guided Tour in the old part of the town :Promenade dans les venelles de Sainte Marie de Ré


Starting in the place d’Antioche, discover the oldest part of the village. Every Wednesday at 10:30 from July to the end of September. Length 1 H 30.

Reservation at the Tourist Information Center of Sainte Marie de Ré. Phone : +33(0)5 46 30 22 92.

Discovering La Noue with your smartphone!Le circuit A la découverte de La Noue se joue avec un smartphone ou une tablette en flachant des QR codes.

Fans of new technologies, walkers or just curious, discover la Noue in an original way!

Equipped with a smartphone, go in search of flashcode in the alleys of the town to discover its history and its remarkable heritage.

Rendez-vous « Place des Tilleuls » for the first step!

So, on your marks, ready, flash!


Informations at the Tourist Information Center of Sainte Marie de Ré. Phone : +33(0)5 46 30 22 92. If you don’t have any smartphone, the Tourist Office rents a tablet (5 € per day) to complete the course.

The 5 Landscapes Trail : Le sentier des 5 paysages de Sainte Marie de Ré permet de découvrir la faune et la flore du village

Sainte Marie de Ré town, the « LPO » and « Re Nature Environment », offer a ride stroll at your own pace through various natural landscapes.

This trail will offer to you the possibility to discover small town’s alleys, forest, the coast and old salt marsh, witch became some major sites of Re island biodiversity.

Along the way, you will find 5 desks with wildlife and flora in 5 main scenery you will come across.

8 km trail – about 2 hours – autonomy trail – All year long

Free book, available at the tourist Information Center or in the museum « A.N.C.R.E Maritaise ».

balade enfants

Ride for kids :

While parents are following their own visit, a guide come with children from 6 to 11 years old, to a discovery privileged of Sainte Marie de Ré. Every Tueday at 10:30 from April to September. Price : 3 €/pax

Réservation at the Tourist Information Center. Tél : +33(0)5 46 30 22 92.

Family quizz « Rébulle » Livret Jeu Rébulle

Family quizz: A nice little fish called « Rébulle » “Bubbles” is ready to accompany children over 6 (with or without family) to discover the center of the village.

Different riddles help to find the clue to the route while at the same time learning something of the history and customs of the island.

All year 2 €  : On sale at the Tourist Office of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

The church « Notre Dame de l’Assomption »

Vue du clocher de l'église de l'assomption de Sainte Marie

The church of Sainte Marie was built around the XIIth century on the ruins of Eudes d’Aquitaine’s stronghold. Its gothic spire  has been classed  a « monument historique »; worth the climb to the top.

Chapel « Saint Sauveur »

Vue de l'église Saint Sauveur de Sainte Marie

Legend has it that this chapel was built in 596 by a Spanish princess who had been saved from shipwreck nearby. In 1912, the building was restored and the catholic church organizes a poignant pilgrimage on the 6 of August every year.

Chapel « Port Notre Dame »

Vue de l'église de Notre Dame de Sainte Marie

 This chapel was given back to Sainte Marie in 1815 having been in ruins since the 16th century. Since then it underwent further repair at the beginning of the 20th century.