Visite guidée du port de la Cotinière

Discover the incredible adventure of La Cotinière: from the fish locks to the new port area!
Visite guidée du port de la Cotinière
Visite guidée du port de la Cotinière
Visite guidée du port de la Cotinière
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Dates & opening times

Open from 10/07/2024 to 30/08/2024 the tuesday, wednesday, friday 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.

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash.

Reservations required at the Tourist Office.

No telephone reservations, no on-site ticketing.

Enjoy your visit!


Visite guidée du port de la Cotinière Port de La CotinièreAu pied des escaliers d'accès au bâtiment de la criée17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron



Pets welcome
Animals welcome
Payment method
Bank/credit card
Travellers Cheque
Online payment
Contactless payment
Max. group size
Regional Products
Guided tour


From 12/04/2022 to 31/12/2024


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