Visite de la Criée de la Cotinière

Come and visit the sale with the fishmongers from the Cotinière fishing port!
Visite de la Criée de la Cotinière
Visite de la Criée de la Cotinière
Visite de la Criée de la Cotinière
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Dates & opening times

Open the 09/07/2024 as of 15:00 to 16:00
Open the 23/07/2024 as of 15:00 to 16:00
Open the 06/08/2024 as of 15:00 to 16:00
Open the 20/08/2024 as of 15:00 to 16:00


Equipped with a flotilla of around a hundred small-scale fishing boats, the fishing port of La Cotinière is ranked as the leading port in Charente-Maritime. More than 90 species of fish and shellfish are landed here every year, mainly noble species.

noble species.

During your visit, your guide will show you all the assets that make La Cotinière a constantly evolving port, such as the diversity of fishing areas and techniques, which change with the seasons.

Tickets on sale online or direct from the various Marennes-Oléron tourist offices.

How to find the guide?

Opposite the "Comptoir de la Mer" store, turn left (pedestrian access only), follow the tarmac road, past the traffic circle with the anchor. Ignore the "forbidden to the public" signs and go through the rising barrier. Continue to the foot of the stairs. Your guide, with badge, awaits you.

Where to park?

- Comptoir de la mer parking lot - No time restrictions out of season, then blue zone from June 15 to September 30 (2 hours free). Nearest parking lot for port visits (5-minute walk to meeting point).

- Quai René Delouteau parking lot (located next to the chapel, in place of the old fish auction). Paid parking from March 20 to November 11. Allow a 15-minute walk to reach the meeting point for tours.

- Free grassed parking lot

This parking lot is located at the corner of route des mourauds and rue du Colombier. Allow a 15-minute walk to reach the tour meeting point.

Please bring sun/rain clothing and accessories, and a bottle of water. Bicycles are not allowed in the port area. Bicycle parking is available on the left just before the lift gate leading down to the port.

Reservations required at the Tourist Office.

No reservations by phone - No payment on site.

Enjoy your visit!


Visite de la Criée de la Cotinière Port de la Cotinièrela cotinière17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron



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From 12/04/2023 to 31/12/2024


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