This wonderful video is by Romain Corraze who says he’s been a serial globetrotter since 1985. You’ll find him at http://www.romain-world-tour.com. Just watching it makes me want to be back on the island.
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.
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…
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)
Hungry for more? Then check the availability of our lovely house in St Martin right now. It sleeps up to 8 but is also ideal for just a couple or two couples wanting to share a week on one of France’s loveliest islands.
Wishing I was on the island tucking into breakfast in the sunshine with the birds singing and the donkeys braying in the distance.
If you want to be there, we still have availability for late August.
Fancy a holiday on this wonderful island with easy access to both planes and trains at La Rochelle?
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It’s just 3 hours from Paris on the TGV.
From the UK there are direct flights from Gatwick, Stanstead, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh.
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