phare-des-baleines lighthouse

Phare des Baleines (lighthouse)

This lighthouse in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines is a must see. Climb up the 257 steps and enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean.
Take your bicycle and go for a 20 km ride. Set aside half a day for this excursion.


Fishing in the sea

The port of Saint-Martin de Ré is just a short bike ride away. Go off into the sea on a real fishing boat, for a half day or even an entire day.

fort boyard

Fort Boyard 

Leave the pier for this legendary fort for a one-day cruise, with one stopover.


Pour les amoureux de randonnée et promenade


L’Oursinière is between Saint-Martin de Ré and La Flotte-en-Ré. It is 15 minutes away by bicycle from the Clos Saint-Martin. Plan for at least an hour to visit and enjoy a sea urchin and urchin coral tasting. 

Salt marshes

Visit the ecomuseum and discover salt farming, an activity specific to île de Ré.
It is around 12 kilometres from the hotel. A half-day excursion.


LPO (Bird Protection League)

(Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux)
At the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve, you can observe several kinds of birds. The reserve is 1 hour away from the hotel by car.


Ernest Cognacq Museum

Located in the port of Saint-Martin de Ré. You can go there by foot.

musee earnest corgnacq


golf swing

The 9-hole golf course in Portes-en-Ré

Around 20 minutes from our 4-star hotel, spend an afternoon playing a 9-hole game. A wonderful way to get some fresh air.

Paddling and Kitesurfing in Rivedoux-Plage

Around 35 minutes from the Clos Saint-Martin, set aside an afternoon or a whole day to enjoy the waves.


The sailing school in La Couarde-sur-Mer 

Around 20 minutes by bicycle from the establishment, go off for a day in the sea, on a sailing boat. Or let your children spend a day navigating the waters of île de Ré. A real change of scenery!



Le Clos Saint-Martin invites you for a memorable stay on île de Ré, in a select location near La Rochelle and Port des Minimes. Go discover île de Ré and its unique and precious coast.

La Villa du Clos
28 Rue de l'Orneau
17410 Saint-Martin de Ré

Le Clos Saint-Martin
87 Cours Pasteur
17410 Saint-Martin de Ré

Les Jardins du Clos
9 rue Baron de Chantal 
Saint-Martin de Ré

How to get here

By car

La Rochelle is in the middle of the Atlantic coast, between Nantes and Bordeaux.
Since 1988, île de Ré has been linked up to La Rochelle via a bridge that is 3 kilometres long.

Car rates: (return rates; you can also purchase a temporary subscription) 
€8 / off-peak season (12 September - 19 June)
€16.50 / peak season (20 June - 11 September)


With a motorcycle, crossing the bridge costs €3 (year-round).

On foot or with a bicycle

For cyclists and pedestrians, crossing the bridge is free.

By foot, the Villa is 2 minutes from the Clos Saint-Martin:

See the map

The Jardins du Clos is 7 minutes away by foot:

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 46.205536

Longitude: -1.372314

By train

The closest TGV train stations:

  • La Rochelle (Daily connections with Nantes)
  • Bordeaux
  • Paris-Montparnasse (TGV Atlantique - The Paris-La Rochelle trip takes less than 3 hours)

By plane

The closest international airport is located in La Rochelle

La Rochelle – île de Ré - 25 min by car

Aéroport de la Rochelle - Île de Ré, Rue du Jura, 17000 La Rochelle