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Sainte Marie de Re

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.GeographySainte-Marie-de-Ré is a small village, on the southern coast of the Île de Ré, facing the Île d'Oléron.The coastal part is bordered by beaches and small cliffs.HistorySainte-Marie was first used as a designation for a Parish Church in the late 12th century. The village centered on grape farming for over a millennium and maintains a strong rural identity. The commune was officially begun in 1790.PopulationInhabitants of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré: Maritais.Inhabitants of La Noue: Nouais.Economy Agriculture: grape vineyards, asparagus, potatoes. Tourism. Thalassotherapy: The thalassotherapy center on the waterfront of the south-eastern edge of Sainte-Marie was expanded in 2004. Computer information technology.SightsReligious sitesThe Parish church, Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption at Sainte-Marie de Ré whose existence was first recorded in the late 12th century. In 1467 the church was fortified and a moat surrounding the church was dug.The Saint Sauveur Chapel at La Noue.Civil sitesA Monument to the Dead.A monument by sculptor Mélanie Quentin called "La Connaissance" which was installed in 2006.The Magayant house, a fishing museum.
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