The Full Wiki

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coordinates: 46°09′02″N 1°18′35″W / 46.1505555556°N 1.30972222222°W / 46.1505555556; -1.30972222222

Commune of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré église.jpg
Location
Sainte-Marie-de-Ré is located in France
Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
Administration
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes
Department Blason département fr Charente-Maritime.svg Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Intercommunality Ile de Ré
Mayor Gisèle Vergnon
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 0–17 m (0–56 ft)
(avg. 8 m/26 ft)
Land area1 9.84 km2 (3.80 sq mi)
Population2 3,223  
 - Density 328 /km2 (850 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 17360/ 17740
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in south-western France.

Contents

Geography

Location of Sainte-Marie on l'île de Ré

Sainte-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.

History

Sainte-Marie (as a word) was first used as a designation for a Parish Church in the late 1100s. The village centered around grape farming for over a millennium and maintains a strong rural identity. The commune was officially begun in 1790.[1]

Demographics

  • Inhabitants of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré: Maritais.
  • Inhabitants of La Noue: Nouais.
Year 1968 1976 1982 1990 1999
Population 1195 1165 1317 1806 2655

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.

Places of interest

Advertisements

Religious sites

  • The Parish church, Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption at Sainte-Marie de Ré whose existence was first recorded in the late 1100s. In 1467 the church was fortified and a moat surrounding the church was dug.[2]
  • The Saint Sauveur Chapel at La Noue.

Civil sites

  • A Monument to the Dead.
  • A monument by sculptor Mélanie Quentin called "La Connaissance" which was installed in 2006.
  • The Magayant house, a fishing museum.

Twin towns

See also

References

  1. ^ Le village de Sainte-Marie. Website of Mairie Sainte-Marie-de Ré. accessdate = September 13, 2008 (Fr)
  2. ^ Eglise paroissiale Notre-Dame-de-l' Assomption. Architecture. Ministère de la Culture. Access date: 9-14-2008 (Fr)

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message