The city of Sainte Marie de Ré is at the Island entry. Around 3 miles after the bridge. During the summer period, from June 20th to mid september, each entry on the island by car will cost you 16 € at the toll. Outside this period the toll tariff is at 8 €. Indeed, the exit is free. Two tracks each side of the bridge are for pedestran and bikes. Which can cross the bridge with no charge.
The street of “rue de la grange” is a little street very calm. The sea is at 850 meters less than 15 minutes by foot. The bike rental is at less than 500 meters and “place d’antioche” which is the main place at sainte Marie is at about 700 meters. You will find press, tabacco, bakery, pizzeria, delicatessen, bar, restaurant, beauty institut, coiffeur, post office and tourism office. Each morning during the summer season you will find a little market. And 300 meters away you will find a supermarket, and a pharmacy. At “la Noue” which is around 1 kilometer from place d’Antioche you will also find others shops. By car or by bike you can get to the town of La flotte and find a supermarket “intermarché” or at “Saint-Martin” to find a “Leclerc”. Each of this town is about 10 minutes from the house by car.
The Thalasso of Sainte-Marie is about 1 miles. The “phare des baleines” is at the other side of the island at about 20 miles. The fortified city of saint Martin de Ré is at about 10 minutes by car as the one of La flotte and the famous medieval market.
On the island you will find not less than 60 miles of cycling tracks.
You will also have the possibility to make beautiful walks in the country side and along the sea. You have around 400 hectares of Forest for the walkers, also crossed by the cycling tracks.
Aside the Montamer beach at La Noue (15 minutes by bike) you will find l’ancre maritaise which offers, during the season, animations oriented on nature and the sea for children and adults.