Excursion in an electric van - Nature walks and gourmet discoveries in the heart of the marshes

En Réduction avec le La Rochelle Ocean Pass


18.00 €

10% in your kitty

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

* except Thursdays, May 9 and August 15.

- Minibus transport
- Accompanying driver
- Visit to the Marais d'Yves nature reserve with a naturalist (1h30)
- Traditional fish smoking with tasting and discovery of edible seaweed
- Local guide: visits in French (English translation by the driver-accompanist if necessary, please consult us).
- Schedule: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Half-day program:
9:00 am: Departure from La Rochelle Tourist Office.
(Meet 15 minutes before)

9:30 am: Like migratory birds, take the time to stop off at the Marais d'Yves national nature reserve. Muddy foreshore, dunes and lagoon, marshes and reedbeds, wet meadows, tamarisk hedges, copses and thickets... A beautiful mosaic of natural environments has been created on this little corner of the coast, welcoming a multitude of animal and plant species. In spring and summer, discover the exceptional flora, dragonflies and butterflies... and how men and women work all year round to ensure the survival of this exceptional natural heritage.

11:30: Join Claire and Vincent for an aperitif. On the terrace of their fish smokehouse, surrounded by the marshes, they tell you all about their job and their passion, accompanied by a tasty tasting of smoked fish and edible seaweed.

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

Opening period

From 01/05 to 30/09/2024, every Thursday between 9 am and 1 pm except on 09/05 and 15/08.

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.