On the South coast of the Ile de Ré, Sainte Marie de Ré, with its 15th century gothic bell tower visible from the bridge, is a typical “Rétais” village, retaining a great deal of charm and holding on to its maritime agricultural roots, as evidenced by the neighbouring vineyards and fish locks.
Walk or ride through this quiet village to discover old houses, walls made of dry stones and have a dive in the ocean or try to surf it at the Grenettes spots.
Find more information on the website of the townhall.
The church was built on the remnant of Eudes d’Aquitaine’s castle during the XIIth century; it was distroyed and modified several times. The church tower is from the XIVth . Take a tour to the top of the bell tower for a magnificent panoramic view.
More information here.
Our house is built on these castle ruins, more precisely on the moats.