Heritage stay at Ile de Re
Built by the lord of the Île de Ré in the 18TH century and located just a short walk from the Vauban fortifications, La Baronnie Hôtel & Spa**** offers guests an immersion in the richness of the island's heritage.
Accommodated in a double room with buffet breakfast included, you can choose from a tour of the Ernest Cognacq-Jay Museum, emblematic of the Île de Ré’s history, or a guided tour of the village of Saint-Martin, learning about its heritage.
Heritage holidays on the Île de Ré
This vast residence built by the lord of the Ile de Ré Jean-Masseau de Beauséjour in the 18TH century in Saint-Martin-de-Ré, now La Baronnie Hôtel & Spa****, is a delight for all lovers of art and history. Listed on the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments, this jewel of the island’s heritage will welcome you for a weekend or a holiday, with the added bonus of a myriad discoveries to be made.
Heritage holidays on the Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime
- 2 adults
- 2 nights minimum
- Double room
- Buffet breakfast included
Tour of the Ernest Cognacq-Jay Museum, emblematic of the history of the Île de Ré
Guided tour of the village of Saint-Martin, discovering the village’s heritage
From €446 for two adults*
*Offer valid for the period indicated and excluding public holidays. *Non-cumulative, non-modifiable and non-refundable offer, subject to availability. Tourist tax: €2.53 per day and per adult.
Destination Art, History and Heritage
On the Île de Ré, there is no shortage of heritage sites which bear witness to the history of the island and even in some respects to the history of France itself. But it is perhaps here, in Saint-Martin de Ré, that the island’s heritage is expressed in the most concentrated way. With the Vauban fortifications, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Fortress, but also the Hôtel de Clerjotte and the Ernest Cognacq-Jay Museum, the village of Saint-Martin, the island’s capital, is truly fascinating. The traces of its rich past can be found at every corner of its streets and alleyways.
With your heritage holiday, the hotel offers you:
- a tour of the Ernest Cognacq-Jay museum, emblematic of the île de Ré’s history
- a guided tour of the village of Saint-Martin, discovering the heritage of the village
You can climb the steps to the top of the church bell tower and see the fantastic view. You can also read our book on the history of La Baronnie, the former home of the lord of the Île de Ré, endowed with a long fascinating history.
Your accommodation in a place steeped in history
During your heritage holiday on the Île de Ré, you will stay in one of the 23 rooms & suites at the four-star La Baronnie Hôtel & Spa****, ideally located just a short walk from the port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré.
Discovering the gems of the heritage of the Île de Ré
The crowning glory of the Charente-Maritime set like a jewel in the Atlantic Ocean facing the beautiful city of La Rochelle, the Île de Ré has a rich heritage of which its residents are rightly proud. In 2012, it was the first French island to receive the label “Villes et Pays d’Art et d’Histoire”, awarded by the French Ministry of Culture. Alongside its unspoilt natural environment and incomparable scenery, the island attracts visitors with its charming traditional ports as well as the ten villages that retain their authentic character. The narrow streets lined with hollyhocks and the white houses with green shutters work their magic on visitors right from the start.
Among the many places of interest to be explored during your heritage holiday on the Île de Ré:
- The star-shaped fortress designed by Vauban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a mere stone’s throw from the hotel.
- Le Phare des Baleines lighthouse and museum.
- The ports, and in particular those of Saint Martin, La Flotte and Ars.
- The traditional villages: La Couarde with its seaside atmosphere, Les Portes-en-Ré with its exclusive ambiance, the hamlet of La Rivière and its artists’ studios, Saint-Clément-des-Baleines and its lighthouse, and lots more besides.
When you return to the hotel after a day of exploration and sightseeing, you’re sure to enjoy the Wellness Space and the CINQ MONDES Spa, the heated outdoor pool, and Bar 1721.