France Atlantic Coast, Charente-Maritime, all you need to taste



The "Restaurants destinations" in Charente-Maritime

Discover the Restaurants portal,our favored restaurants destinations in Charente-Maritime, on the coast of La Rochelle in Royan and at the Gironde estuary, and in the Charente inland.


Products from the sea, the land, the vine, regional specialties

Diversity and originality, from appetizer to dessert, from aperitif to digestive, Marennes-Oléron oysters, bouchot mussels, mouclade, éclade, noble fish, sole, sea bass, typical Charentais fish, lean, céteaux, shrimps and lobsters in abundance, eels, sea salt from the island of Ré and the island of Oléron, Charentais melon, asparagus from Blaye, Stuffed poitevin and Charentais, snail Petit Gris, cagouille or luma, lamb from pre-salted, rabbit Rex of Poitou, garlic, potato of the island of Ré, mojhettes of Pont l'Abbé of Arnoult and the marsh poitevin, cheeses of goat, cake of cheese, cake charentaise, "broyé" of Poitou cake, Charentais wines, Haut-Poitou wines, Cognac, Pineau des Charentes, Bordeaux wines ... to discover on the markets, to taste at the producers, to enjoy in the many quality restaurants of the coast and inland.

Wine tourism in Charente-Maritime

les caves Jules Gautret
The JULES GAUTRET cellars are at the top for the development and aging of Cognac, Pineau and Charentais wines.
Perceive the secrets of cellar masters, then taste all the richness of the products during a tasting.
discover the cellars Jules GAUTRET

les caves Jules Gautret Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan
Jules Gautret Cave Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan is located close to Royan, on the course of the Seagulls Train (Train des Mouettes) that runs along the estuary of the Seudre, from Saujon.

Les Caves Jules GAUTRET
2 rue des Roseaux
17200 Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan
Tél. : +33 (0) 5 46 06 49 99
discover the cellar Jules GAUTRET of Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan

les caves Jules Gautret Siecq
Cave Jules Gautret in Siecq is located on the road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély to Angoulême, at the entrance to the village of Siecq on the left, arriving from Matha.

Les Caves Jules GAUTRET
18 rue de l'Océan
17490 Siecq
Tél. : +33 (0) 5 45 26 61 86
discover the cellar Jules GAUTRET of Siecq

les caves Jules Gautret Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
The Cave of Saint-Georges de Didonne is located in the heart of the pedestrian and shopping street a few meters from the church square.

Les Caves Jules GAUTRET
58 rue de la République
17110 Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
Tél. : +33 (0) 5 46 06 14 74
discover the cellar Jules GAUTRET of Siecq

The products of the sea

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Oysters and the specificity of the Marennes-Oléron basin

In the Marennes-Oléron basin, oysters finish their growth in the "claires".This is the refining in "claires". The "claire" deserve some explanation if we want to fully appreciate the country's oysters

> find out more about oysters and finishing in "claires"


Mussels and "eclade"

You like mussels, nature, marinières or Mouclade sauce. So, you'll love the "eclade", it's the local name.

> find out more about mussels and "eclade"


The langoustine, the star of the markets

The langoustines are distinguished on the stalls by mounds of the typical color. La Cotinière, island of Oleron, is the big fishing port of Charente-Maritime for langoustines. Several hundred tons are landed each year.

> langoustines at the Royan market


The "maigre", the regional fish

The "maigre" deserves all your attention. The "maigre" frequents the littoral waters. The adult is at least 50 cm. It comes to breed in May-June in the estuary of the Gironde. It is fished along the coast by the fishermen of the ports of La Rochelle, La Cotinière, Royan.

> The "maigre" at the Royan market


The "bar de ligne", the noble fish

The "bar" is present on the Charente coast from April, when the waters are warming up. It is there until October or November.

> the labeled "bar de ligne" at the Royan market


The "Céteaux", typical species of the Charente coast

Among the typical fish of the Charente coast, do not forget the "céteaux".
The "céteau" is a small flat fish, 15 to 20 cm, which looks like a small sole. But the céteau is not a sole, it is a neighboring species.

the "céteaux" at the Royan market


The soles

direct from the fishing harbors of La Cotinière and Royan

the soles at the Royan market



Salt and flower of salt

Salt and flower of salt

Salt has made the wealth of the Charente coast for centuries. Today the salt workers of the island of Ré, the island of Oléron, the Seudre have restored the salt marshes and offer us salt and salt flower of high quality.


The products of the land

Charentais melon

The Charentais melon is here at home.      There are several varieties, round slices marked, pale green smooth skin, slightly yellowing at maturity and Charentais melon with a thick skin with reliefs.      In the eye, its roundness, the small cracks on the skin, the tail that stands out are signs of a good maturity; in the hand, feeling heavy; on the nose, a slight perfume.


The kiwi, a local fruit

"Kiwis", New Zealand is known as kiwis prducer although the kiwi homeland is China.
     We do not know that France is the second largest European producer after Italy. It is true that kiwis are only grown in France since the 1960s.
     French production is located 70% in the south-west and the Charente-Maritime department contributes to this production.

The products of the vineyard

Cognac, Pineau des Charentes, Vins Charentais

> discover the vineyards of Charentes


Bordeaux wines

Holidays or short stays on the Atlantic Coast, the opportunity to visit the vineyards of Bordeaux. From Royan, Médoc with prestigious appellations and the Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg appellations are an hour away.

> discover the vineyards of Bordeaux

Wine tourism - trips to the vineyards

Prepare your outings in the vineyards, Charentes, Cognac, Bordeaux, Medoc, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, Côtes de Bourg



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Balade de septembre dans le vignoble charentais à Sablonceaux (17)

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Le carnet d'adresses Premium BERNEZAC

hôtel Best Western Royan Océan
restaurant La Pierrevue La Rochelle
restaurant Le Flandre Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
croisières Alizé
Royan hôtel Beau Rivage

Les grandes destinations Séjours et Visites