The Ile de Ré, the fourth largest island in France, makes an impression with its natural beauty. Indeed, the latter stands out for its historical and cultural heritage! Accessible by car or on foot via the Ile de Ré bridge, you can also reach it by rippling the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. So, come and discover the most beautiful ports of the Ile de Ré which are full of history and charm, come and discover the ports of the Île de Ré!
The Harbour in Rivedoux-Plage
Known as the oldest port on the Ile de Ré, with its construction in the 16th century, it is also the first port visible when arriving on the island. It took more than 300 years before a dike was added to protect boats from the swell. It was from this moment that maritime trade developed and the inhabitants had less restrictive access to the continent. Today, the port still welcomes yachtsmen and allows visitors to have an exceptional view of the bridge and the Pertuis Breton.
The Harbour in La Flotte
Very easily accessible, the port is located in the heart of La Flotte. Animated by the shops and the market, it is as friendly as it is welcoming. And allows you a charming ride in the wind. During your visit, you will observe traditional boats moored there, some of which are classified as historical monuments.
The Harbour in Saint-Martin-de-Ré
An essential place on the Ile de Ré, the port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is an integral part of the historical heritage. Surrounded by the ramparts, it is located in the center of the village where restaurants, shops and ice cream parlors are a diversion. You will find a warm and festive atmosphere throughout the year! Whether for a walk or to relax, it is the ideal place, mixing both history and life!
The Harbour in Ars-en-Ré
Located in the north of the island, the port of Ars-en-Ré was known at the time for its wine and salt trade. Today, renowned mainly for its tourism and navigation. It is the largest marina on the Ile de Ré with 500 rings afloat. Do not miss a nice moment, where you can stroll through the narrow streets of Ars-en-Ré, dotted with Hollyhocks. For more information, visit the Ile de Ré Tourist Office website.
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