The farmers of the sea


Oysters from Marennes Oléron, Charron mussels, imperial shrimps, fish, shellfish and crustaceans from La Rochelle and La Cotinière ...

Behind this list of products of the sea with very attractive names are hiding original crafts, mid-sea and land-based and ancestral know-how.



To discover these trades and these know-how, is to understand a whole section of the Charente's economy and it is to honor men and women who by their daily talent produce food which contributes to the fame and the prestige of the gastronomy French.


Our guides propose to make you discover this theme, at your convenience, under one or more of the following angles:

  • traditional plaice fisheries and fish traps

  • from the cultivation of salt to oyster farming at Marennes Oléron

  • fishing on foot

  • fishing activities in the ports of Charente Maritime.

Bourcefranc Le Chapus
Bourcefranc Le Chapus
Langoustines de la Cotinière
Moules de Charron
Huîtres de Marennes Oléron
La pêche dans l'île de Ré
Ostréiculture à Marennes Oléron
Les carrelets de la Gironde
Dégustation en Charente Maritime

We will put you in touch with the guide who will make you appreciate this theme.