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La Fête du Coquillage

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You know when summer is drawing to a close on the Ile de Ré when the signs go up for La Fête du Coquillage.  Basically it’s an excuse for a party organised by the users of the Saint Martin de Ré harbour.

Fête du coquillage 2013

Vast amounts of fresh seafood will be cooked and eaten on the harbourside; huîtres, moules-frites and vannets.  All washed down with plenty of Ile de Ré wine.  Musically expect sea shantys, accordians and live jazz.  It starts in the late afternoon golden sun but after dark there will be dancing under the stars.

We’ve been before and will be going this Saturday.  It looked like this before…

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Of course if you want to be there next year you could always check out our house in St Martin.

http://www.reagence.fr/st-martin-de-re/maison-de-pays/interieur-village/0312.html

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Perfect poisson

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If Jemapa ( see the When the Boat comes in entry ) can’t provide the fish you need, then surely the Bordin family can come up with goods.

From Bar to Rouget. Not forgetting Moules, Crevettes and even Anchois, they have it all.  If you can’t make your mind up you can always snap up one of their big jars of fish soup.

But what makes their stall in the St Martin de Re market stand out is the way all the fish is displayed.  It looks so fresh, you want to buy something.  Image

The best time to see the show and it is a show, even if it’s your taste buds that will enjoy it most, is first thing in the morning, when the market has just opened.

Sometimes you’ll think how can they sell this much fish? But come back close to 1pm and often the choice is limited.  It is simply the finest fresh fish.

And if you need a house to cook it in.  Just click here…

http://reagence.fr/st-martin-de-re/maison-de-pays/interieur-village/0312.html