The island’s ports
Here’s an overview of the island’s ports where you can enjoy a stroll, have a coffee on a café terrace, indulge in an ice cream or moor your sailboat.
The port of Rivedoux
The port of Rivedoux-Plage is the first port you see when arriving on the Ile de Ré. It is also the oldest. It was approved for construction in 1562, but not until 1845 did a pier and a landing stage allow the development of trade and navigation. Today, a few spots are reserved for passing boaters.
– We like: the lovely view of the Ile de Ré bridge and the Breton channel!
The port of La Flotte en Ré
In the heart of the village, close to the market, restaurants and bustling terraces, the port of La Flotte is a popular place to stroll for its summer entertainment, shows, concerts, fireworks … To accommodate boaters, the port has 200 berths on pontoons and 150 berths in collective anchorages.
– We like: the boats with old rigging moored in the port, some of which are classified as historical monuments!
The port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Protected by the ramparts of the Citadel, the port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is located in the heart of the town. Whatever the season, it is a very lively place, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. On the sailing side, there are 280 boats at the quayside and on pontoons, including 50 places reserved for boaters on stopover.
– We like: the famous La Martinière ice cream parlour, just opposite the port. An institution on the island!
The port of Ars-en-Ré
You really must visit Ars-en-Ré, in the north of the island, during your holiday! A former merchant port for the salt and wine trade, the port is now mainly a tourist and sailing centre. With 550 moorings, it is the island’s largest marina.
– We like: the walk along the Fier d’Ars, between ocean and salt marshes!