Christopher Coutanceau

La Rochelle

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Christopher Coutanceau

Christopher Coutanceau is one of La Rochelle’s finest restaurants and a starred venue on the sea front. It offers several delicate specialties like the tartar of prawns in oyster jelly or the curried turbot with coriander. This is the right venue for demanding gourmets!


La Rochelle and the surrounding region have many culinary assets. The gourmets will be spoiled with a large variety of delicious seafood dishes. In one of the many restaurants of the old city, you will find numerous of the delights of the ocean, like the famous Oyster Marenne d’Oléron. Trying this is a must! Those who are fond of snails will try the succulent dishes of Cagouilles also called “small gray”. Other regional recipes include the famous melon charentais, coq au pineau (rooster with Pineau des Charentes, the local liquor), goat cheese, and much more.