Stay on the island of Re

A rich cultural and natural heritage 

Culture, heritage and history intertwine for a stay rich in discoveries. From the Villa Clarisse & Spa, in the heart of Saint-Martin de Ré and near the Vauban Citadel, a UNESCO heritage site, come and conquer the island of Ré, a gem of the Atlantic coast. White villages, fortifications, Romanesque churches, fishing ports and sports and nautical activities make up Ré's postcard. Our butler is at your disposal to organise your activities or suggest itineraries adapted to your desires.

Family activities 

The island of Ré is suitable for adults and children alike. The Donkeys in pants of Monsieur Léau will delight the little ones. They are considered as an integral part of the heritage of the region, as they were once used for agricultural work or the harvest of salt. 

After the donkeys and goats,   The La Rochelle aquarium will amaze children by plunging them into the heart of the ocean and introduce them to 12,000 marine animals.

Looking for thrills? Take a trip back in time at The Puy du Fou , elected best park in the world, through breath-taking attractions and grandiose shows to experience great adventures.

Cultural Activities

To explore the island of Ré, it is important to understand its history to better immerse yourself in it and set out to discover a preserved cultural and natural heritage.

To learn about the history of the island, the Ernest Cognacq Museum (200 meters away from the Villa Clarisse) is a must. You will be able to contemplate the statue of Georges Washington, whose ancestor Nicolas Martiau was from the island of Ré. 

Climb in heights and visit The Whale Lighthouse . Rising from the top of its 60 meters, the Grand Phare, which was built in 1854, invites you to discover the backstage of its construction. A climb of 257 steps awaits you! 

Immerse yourself in the history of the salt marshes at  The salt marshes eco-museum and The Maison du Fier to enrich your knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area.  

Discover  The Venise Verte , the unspoiled flora and fauna of the region during a boat trip led by a guide-boatman who will take you in this maze of canals while instructing you about the history of the marsh. 

Sports activities 

With an area of 85 square kilometers, the island of Ré is the fourth largest island in mainland France and offers a vast playground for sports enthusiasts.

The 200 kilometers of Cycle path map invite you to explore the island by bike with your family and to discover splendid landscapes between sea and vines, lines of undulating dunes, fragrant pine forests and maquis.

Want to learn how to play golf? The 9-hole course of  The Golf de Trousse-Chemise at 15 kilometers from the Villa will delight green enthusiasts. Experts can go to La Rochelle for an 18-hole golf course. 

If the mainland promises you beautiful moments, the sea also has a lot to offer in terms of activities. From the port of the island, embark on sea spray flavoured cruises. With Dreamon catamaran  and  Island of Re nautism , take a tour of the island of Ré and enter the port of Ars en Ré, fish the meager (typical fish from the island of Ré) offshore, observe the famous Fort Boyard or spend the day on the island of Aix (car-free island).  

Thrill and adrenaline seekers will turn to water activities such as jet-skiing, kitesurfing or paddle boarding. With  Papai Paddle  and  Ré Glisse , we are at your disposal to organise all your activities.

The island’s beaches are a real invitation to horse rides in the open air. With  The Moulin Moreau stables Enjoy horseback rides suitable for all levels along the water to admire the beautiful unspoiled landscapes of the island.