One of the many delights of the island is the fish. In restaurants keep your eyes open for poissons from petit bateau. The fish that comes in on the small boats. Probably the best known small boat on the island is Jemapa, the last surviving working fishing boat in La Flotte.
The catch is unloaded on the quay just in front of the Tourist Office.
You can buy the fish direct every Monday to Saturday morning 10.30 – 12.30 from the family house at 63 Route De St Martin, La Flotte. (2018 UPDATE: Since this blog post was first written Jemapa has switched to selling several afternoons a week on the quayside in St Martin de Ré)
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