Take advantage of your camping holidays on the Ile d'Oléron to discover the gastronomic heritage and the flavours of the region! There is no shortage of opportunities to taste the excellent products of Oleron, be it on the island's markets, at the restaurant table, in small shops or directly at the producer's! To make your mouth water, the campsite offers you a small selection of culinary specialities...to be enjoyed with your eyes closed!
The Marennes Oléron oysters: one IGP and two Label Rouge
Thanks to the maturing in claires, the Marennes Oléron oyster acquires an inimitable taste, a fleshy texture, firm and crunchy at the same time! The jewels of local gastronomy, the Fine de Claire verte and the Pousse en Claire (both labelled Label Rouge), but also the Spéciale can be enjoyed all year round! Our suggestion: eat them plain, with a drizzle of lemon or shallot vinegar, bread and butter!
Fish and seafood from Oleron
Lines bars, turbot, lean, sea bream, sole, crayfish, lobster...in total, there are nearly 90 species of fish that come fresh out of the holds of La Cotinière's fishing boats. The best place to buy the best fish? The "Marché de la Victorine" at La Cotinière of course! The Ile d'Oléron is also home to salmon smoked in the old-fashioned way with beech wood, a speciality not to be missed!
The burst of smoked mussels with pine needles
Who has never tasted the famous bouchot mussels during their holidays in Charente-Maritime? On the Ile d'Oléron, they are prepared in "églade", cooked in pine needles. Accompanied by a glass of Charente country wine, it is a real treat and you quickly forget about the fried mussels!
Charentais wines, cognac and pine trees
Obtained by mixing grape must and Cognac brandy, Pineau des Charentes is a sweet-tasting wine that can be served as an aperitif. You will enjoy it chilled and preferably without ice. For special occasions, set your sights on a cognac aged in oak barrels for many years! Around a good meal, choose a bottle of red, rosé or white Vin de Pays Charentais - Ile d'Oléron (IGP). To be consumed in moderation of course!
"The beer of the Shipwreckers" which makes the straws turn over!
Blonde, brown, red or amber, flavoured with ginger, raspberry or cardamom...the tasting beers of the Ile d'Oléron make all hop lovers fall for them! The Brasserie artisanale des Naufrageurs in Saint-Georges-d'Oléron can be proud to have already won three gold medals at the national beer competition since its creation in 1995!
The fleur de sel of the Port des Salines
These small white crystals that form on the surface of the salt marshes are the "white gold" of the Oleronese saunas. Of an unparalleled whiteness and flavour, Fleur de Sel accompanies cooked fish or meat dishes and gives caramels and pure butter Charentaise cakes a unique taste. Don't hesitate to bring some back, as it will quickly become an essential ingredient in your cooking!