Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron

La Cotinière

Interesting
La Cotinière
The Essential
Interesting
This charming village of St-Pierre-d'Oléron is the premier fishing-harbour of Charente-Maritime and in the top five for shrimps nationally. Near to a 100 trawlers are moored at La Cotiniere, bringing back shrimp, as well as cuttlefish, maigre fish, wedge sole, prawns, sole, monkfish and ray. The fish auction when the boats return is ideal to experience first-hand the world of fishermen. You can sample a traditional fish dish prepared by a chef at the end of the tour.