drive along the D734 road, the main road of the island
of Oléron, between Saint-Pierre d'Oléron and Chéray, you can’t
miss the sign by the side of the road, inviting you to
visit the brewery which produces the Beer of
After Saint-Gilles, on the way to Chéray, you will
find the brewery "Brasserie des Naufrageurs" on the
left of the D734 road.
hesitate to leave the main road and take the small
road that leads to a farm in the middle of the
made in the old-fashioned way, with yeast and
refermentation in bottles, is produced in numerous
varieties, lager, white, brown, and many others which
you will discover at the brewery.
who are not so interested in beer, the farm also has a
large variety of cakes, gingerbread, and various
treats such as the biscuits made with the ‘salt flower’
This is a speciality salt and produces a
delicious flavour in the biscuits.
Just a word
about the origin of the name of this beer, the myth of
Naufrageurs, illustrated on the label of the bottles.
the "Naufrageurs" or ship-wreckers, would have placed
a donkey, with a lamp around its neck, on the shore.
This gave sailors the impression of a buoy being
bounced by waves indicating the coastline. Boats ran
aground and were then plundered.
17190 Saint Georges d' Oléron
Phone 05 46 76 67 50