We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee Ernest Cognacq

13 avenue Victor Bouthillier, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 09 21 22
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Very interesting local history musuem, very worth while if you'd like to discover more about Ile de Re

This local museum tells the history of Ile de Re. The museum is located directly opposite the bus... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
lovetotravel1704
,
London, United Kingdom
Family visit

A simple museum that allows you to see the history of the area and the famous people who have lived... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Collin M
,
Anderson, South Carolina
via mobile
Read all 66 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good54%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ile de re” (5 reviews)
“prisoners” (3 reviews)
“history” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
13 avenue Victor Bouthillier, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
CONTACT
Website
+33 5 46 09 21 22
Write a Review
Reviews (66)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 29 June 2017

This local museum tells the history of Ile de Re. The museum is located directly opposite the bus stop for Saint Martin de Re Le Port. There is a glass fronted main entrance which is step free and takes you into the ticket desk. The...More

Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A simple museum that allows you to see the history of the area and the famous people who have lived on the island

Thank Collin M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

After reading on Trip Advisor that this was a history museum, not one about some guy named Ernest, we went. It is only 4 Euros to get in. You will probably get more out of it if you are a French speaker, but they have...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This museum is central to the village and extremely well laid out. It is a beautiful old building and the history is amazing. The staff were helpful and spoke good english. There was a good selection of books to purchase as a reference to the...More

Thank KNAPPICE
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Despite what a few people have said - of the 'it's okay if it's raining and you've got nothing else to do' - this is a seriously interesting museum for people who like history. I was drawn to visit Ile de Re after reading about...More

1  Thank Siouxsie54
Reviewed 4 June 2016

elegantly located with garden party to launch an art trail with wine and live jazz but on a very cold night

Thank gillnmikejordan
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

A good way to waste some time when it rains, an odd mix of history...old ships, ceramics & prisoners....unfortunately all the explanations are in French, and Google translate app is of no use when there is a very weak or no data connection in the...More

Thank fimonkey
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Fascinating if small on how local tourism developed on the island from the late C19th - pictures of the ferries before the bridge are evocative - as well as pictures of the hard agricultural life that preceded it. Interesting juxtaposition with history of the prisoners...More

Thank Rupert E
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We didn't know much of the history of Ile de Re before we went so we found this museum very interesting it was also nice to be warm and dry for a couple of hours as the weather was awful for the 4 days of...More

Thank Shelagh N
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We were the only people in this charming museum on a sunny morning in August. A great shame: a fascinating insight into a place with a surprising amount of history. Beautiful garden too.

3  Thank Acer sed justus
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
La Martiniere
1,691 reviews
.25 km away
Les Embruns
498 reviews
.18 km away
Cote Jardin
805 reviews
.06 km away
Creperie De L'Ilot
13 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vue panoramique depuis le clocher de l'eglise
564 reviews
.35 km away
Centre Aquatique Aquare
6 reviews
1.60 km away
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re
704 reviews
.31 km away
Anes en Culotte
162 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Musee Ernest Cognacq staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit