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The most beautiful ports

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The island of Ré boasts a number of ports where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll. It’s also a great place to have a coffee on the terrace, treat yourself to an ice cream or moor your ship. Here’s an overview of the most famous ports on the Ile de Ré. They’re sure to have some surprises in store for you.

The port of Rivedoux

The port of Rivedoux-Plage is undoubtedly the first port you’ll see when you arrive on the Ile de Ré. It’s the oldest port, dating back to 1962; but it was in 1845 that it received a pier and jetty to promote the development of trade and shipping. Today, a few boats have been fitted out for foreign yachtsmen and tourists. This pretty harbor offers a breathtaking view of the Ile de Ré bridge and the Breton inlet.

The port of La Flotte en Ré

The port of La Flotte en Ré is located in the heart of the village, close to small shops, the market and restaurants with their lively terraces. The port is not only a place to live, but also a great place to stroll. It’s a favorite with tourists, with its summery atmosphere, shows, concerts and other entertainment, not to mention the fireworks.
The port also welcomes yachtsmen from all over the world, providing them with 200 berths on pontoons and 150 berths for collective moorings. This means that your boat or sailboat will be in good hands during your stay on the Ile de Ré.
You’ll particularly appreciate the old riggings in the harbor. Some are even listed as historic monuments.

The port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré

The port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is also very busy all year round, especially during the summer season. The port is protected by the ramparts of the citadel in the heart of the village. This place is always lively, whatever the season. There are plenty of stores, restaurants and bars. For pleasure boating, the port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré has 280 boats alongside the quay and on pontoons, with 50 berths available for visiting yachtsmen. The port is home to a famous ice cream parlour, notably La Martinière, which is located very close to the port. It’s a veritable institution on the Ile de Ré. It would be a shame not to order an ice cream on your walk.

The Port of Ars-en-Ré

The port of Ars-en-Ré is located in the north of the Ile de Ré, a former merchant port for the wine and soil trade, and now the island’s main marina for shipping and tourism. It is also the island’s very first marina, providing 550 moorings for yachting enthusiasts. A little extra: a walk along the Fier d’Ars between the salt marshes and the ocean is a must. You’ll find breathtaking scenery.