La maison bleue is at 200 meters from the harbour, the shops and the restaurants. There is always life in the village, even out of the season. Watching the fishermen bring back their daily catch is special, it makes the character of this place and of Oléron in general: down to earth and welcoming.
shopping and eating in La ‘Coti’
There is a daily market and the baker is open (almost) every day of the year. You’ll also find a good butcher, a convenience shop and many more. La Cotinière is not short of bars and restaurants. Have a look at the larger Google map or at the links to our favorites places.
the nearest beach
La maison bleue is within a short walking distance to a nice sandy beach. You will need 10 minutes maxi to reach Matha’s beach via the back lanes. There is a life guard in July and August, it’s (rather) calm and it’s a true family beach. We prefer this beach to the one next to the church in the village.