Excursion in an electric van - Oysters, Cognacs and Pineau at the gates of La Rochelle

En Réduction avec le La Rochelle Ocean Pass


18.00 €

10% in your kitty

Tuesdays from May to September*, in small groups (8 people max.), our driver accompanies you along the route, telling you the secrets of the destination and offering special meetings with local producers and enthusiasts.

* except Tuesdays May 14, 21 and 28, August 27 and September 3.

- Minibus transport
- Accompanying driver
- Visit to a Cognac and Pineau des Charentes distillery at Domaine Normandin-Mercier in Dompierre-sur-Mer
- Tasting of Cognac and Pineau des Charentes
- Visit to an oyster farm at Maison Bonnain in l'Houmeau
- Oyster tasting
- Local guide: tours in French (English translation by driver-accompanist if required, please contact us).
- Schedule: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Half-day program:
9:30 am: Departure from La Rochelle Tourist Office.
(Meet 15 minutes before)

10am: Enjoy a fascinating tour of the cellars and a tasting of several Cognacs or Pineaux des Charentes**.

11:40am: Discover oyster farming and oyster breeding on a farm, and enjoy a delicious meal with a glass of white wine**, in a natural, unspoilt setting.

1:00 pm: Return to La Rochelle Tourist Office.

This excursion is the perfect Charentais cocktail to discover the region's products. A must on any trip to La Rochelle!

** Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.

Opening period

From 01/05 to 30/09/2024, every Tuesday between 9.30 am and 1 pm except on 21/05, 28/05, 27/08 and 03/09.

Spoken languages

English, French



05 46 41 14 68

Special day or half-day excursions to discover the area around La Rochelle in an electric van.

From May to September, the La Rochelle Tourist Office is offering a programme of 6 turnkey excursions in an electric van, whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with friends. Comfortably installed in a shared vehicle (8 seats) with a private chauffeur-accompanier, set off in complete tranquillity to discover our various exclusive routes! Let yourself be guided for a day or half-day around the Ile-de-Ré, Marais Poitevin, Rochefort and Brouage, the Vendée and the nuggets of the Rochel area. An ideal offer for visitors looking for transport and guidance around La Rochelle.