In the area
Activities outside the campsite (provided by partners)
- Don’t miss out the inter-island cruises, that will take you around fort boyard, the isle of aix and la Rochelle, back to the harbour of Saint-Martin.
- Fishing from the shore
- Sea fishing
- Visits of the Phare des Baleines lighthouse, the salt marshes, the soap factory, the Ernest Cognacq museum etc.
- Visits of typical Ré the White villages.
- All information provided at the campsite reception.
The Phare des Baleines lighthouse
This 57 meter high lighthouse is one of France’s highest: climb up 257 steps to admire the spectacular views over the island and the ocean!
The salt marshes Eco-museum
Gathering salt requires know-how. To extend your visit of the Eco-museum, you can follow the salt worker into the marsh. He will show you how to use his tools and introduce you to his work.
The Maison du fier
The Maison du Fier, a former salt warehouse, presents a variety of exhibitions about the island’s scenery and natural resources. There are specially organized nature workshops for children.
The Lilleau des Niges reserve
The breadth and location of its lands and water make the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve an essential halt for thousands of migratory birds.
The Ecluse de la mouflette lock
The last remaining lock in St Clément des Baleines is known as « La Mouflette » or « Moufflet ». It is located between the coast and the Phare des Baleineaux lighthouse. It required many hours of restoration from volunteers after the great storm of 1999.
The Phare de Chauveau lighthouse
Lying a few hundred meters off the coast, the Phare de Chauveau lighthouse can be reached at low tide. Its grounds are well known of fishermen.
The Grouin fortress
Built in 1742, the Grouin fortress was modified over time until its current configuration was reached in 1860, with a single entrance way protected by a drawbridge. Very representative of the type of work found along the coast in the 19th century, it remains today the only unaltered example left on the island.
The Rivedoux fort La Redoute
Located at the beginning of the strip of sand stretching out towards the continent, the Rivedoux fort La Redoute was built in 1673 to hold a strategic position. Built in the shape of a square with each of its sides measuring 45 meters, preceded by a deep dry ditch and surrounded by two breastworks, its aim was to shut off the Sablanceaux isthmus and join together the North beach and the South beach.
The Fort de la Prée
In 1625, Louis XIII decided to defend the Île de Ré against the British and the protestants. He undertook the construction of the Fort de la Prée using stones from the Châteliers abbey, which was destroyed 2 years before. Holding a strategic defence position, this fort was used until the year 1790, when it was slowly abandoned. A partially restored property of the Ministry of Justice, it was awarded a first runner-up “Masterpiece at risk” prize in 1987.
The Châteliers abbey
The Cistercian monks founded one of the largest abbeys in Centre-West France in the 12th century. Its remaining ruins are enough to get you dreaming of its former glory…