Discover Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Camping 15 km from the Vauban fortifications

Book a camping holiday 15 km from Saint-Martin-de-Ré and explore this village of 2,500 inhabitants within the Île de Ré, which is home to one of the region’s wonders. Make the most of your 4-star camping holiday on the Ile de Ré to visit this port town.

Fortified in the 18th century, by Vauban, military architect under the reign of Louis XIV, this masterpiece composed of ramparts and a citadel forms a still intact star of stones that marvels the landscape of Saint-Martin-de-Ré. It has attracted the curious for years and even more so since it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2008. By staying at camping Loix, you will have quick access to Saint-Martin-de-Ré and its fortifications located only 20mn away by car.

Seeing in Saint-Martin-de-Ré

During your camping holiday near the Vauban fortifications, enjoy a cultural outing to Saint-Martin-Ré, the island’s fortified capital. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2008, Vauban’s fortifications are a reminder of the island’s much-coveted military history. Built under Louis XIV in the 17th century and still in a very good state of preservation, they represented a defensive place against enemies.

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Discover a remarkable and unique site with more than 14 km of ramparts and on a 1.5 km radius semi-circle. Explore the site on your own or to perfect your knowledge, take advantage of guided tours organised by the tourist office.

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To do at the Vauban fortifications

Enjoy a stroll through the town centre and port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré to have a picnic in the park near the ramparts and to say hello to the donkeys in knickers. Continue your journey to admire the phare de Saint-Martin. Located on the ramparts, it is nearly 9 metres high and forms a round white and red tower that indicates the entrance to the town to ships.

Between land and sea, this place steeped in history will offer you its hidden nooks and crannies and invite you to discover the local heritage. During your various stops by car, car parks will facilitate your visit. Stop to take a picture of the donkeys, the emblematic animal of the Ile de Ré.

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