As soon as you see its superb 14th century Gothic bell tower, you know that Sainte Marie de Ré is not far away. This bell tower is one of the monuments to be seen in the Rhétais village with its slender and characteristic point. The ascent to the bell tower is a great way to admire its alleys, Fort Boyard, the islands of Oleron and Aix.
The old houses and typical alleys are also very pleasant to look at. All you have to do is stroll a little in the heart of the village to see the old dry stone walls up close. You can also see the fish locks on the shoreline when the sea recedes. To relax between walks, discover the picnic tables and the beautiful gardens for visitors.