The only gateway to come to the island by road, Rivedoux-Plage is the first village after the bridge. It would be a major error to see it as a simple drive through village, since there are so many treasures to discover in this little haven.
It is the only village which stretches on the north and south coasts of the island, if has kilometres of fine white sand beaches and the chance to bathe no matter which way the wind blows (if it blows on one side of the island, let’s go to the other side).
The beach on the south side stretches from the île de Ré bridge to the Pointe de Chauveau (renown for fishing on foot at low tide). It allows to bathe without wondering too much about the tides and it is boarded by a large park with a fitness trail and a recreational playground for the children.
On the northern side, propitious to oyster farming, is also a paradise for kite surfers which revel in their favourite sport as soon as the wind blows.
Rivedoux is also a charming village with its recently renovated centre and a covered market in each season. It is also a pine forest where at the right season many mushrooms grow, enjoyed by gourmet connoisseurs.
How can we talk about Rivedoux without mentioning the bridge which links the île de Ré to the continent? Built in 1988 to replace the ferry and improve the flow of arrival and departure to and from the island, it is about 3km long and 42m high at its maximal height. On the bridge, above the ocean, you can see the curves of the île de Ré. Smile, the holidays begin…