Saint-Martin-de-Re is an atmospheric port town and the historic capital of the French island of Re. The town boasts a rich heritage, fun outdoor activities, and a vibrant array of restaurants, shops, and art galleries, making it a top contender among holiday destinations in the area. Must-see historic sites include the sixteenth-century timbered house of Vinatieri, the Vauban citadel and fortifications, and the L’Hôtel de Clerjotte (the Ernest Cognacq Museum). Climb the hill to the town’s church and bell tower for the best views of the impressive fort design. Gorgeous sandy beaches, alluring cycle paths, and the idyllic Barbette Park make the town perfect for families and sun-worshippers. The idyllic port, vibrant markets filled with locally sourced fresh produce and hand-made crafts, and friendly boutiques add appeal for travellers who seek leisurely pursuits.