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Fruits de mer en Vendée | Le Tropicana

When is the best time to taste seafood in Vendée?

Do you want to discover the sumptuous seafood in Vendée? Enjoy them at the best time, thanks to the advice of Tropicana!

Seafood in Vendée, what a treat for the taste buds! Every year, many tourists come to our beautiful region to taste seafood.

But be careful, it’s like everything in life: there is a time for everything, even to savor the delights of the sea.

So, when is the perfect time to attack the crustacean and shellfish platters?

Whether you are more of an oyster or periwinkle person, the best season to eat seafood in Vendée is not always the same! Hence the interest in having the opinion of locals on the question.

Le Tropicana, your 5-star campsite in Saint-Jean-de-Monts , presents each season with its iodized subtleties.

Summer, the season of iodized delights

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy seafood in Vendée. With temperatures rising and the sun shining, it’s also a good time to enjoy some very fresh oysters or bouchot mussels a la plancha.


As soon as you arrive, you are seated on the terrace , feet in the sand, sipping a glass of chilled white wine with grilled shrimp that melt in your mouth. That’s what holidays in Vendée are all about!


Plus, in summer, the markets are full of fresh seafood. The stalls are colorful with clams , fine oysters and langoustines .


It’s the perfect time to host barbecue parties with grilled seafood and marinated vegetables. The sunny days continue with convivial dinners around shared seafood.

Spring for all the new things

In spring, it’s the time when the stalls are full of new marine flavors . The green crabs are showing the tips of their claws, the clams are timidly revealing themselves, and the first oysters are preparing to delight your taste buds.


It’s the perfect time to try new seafood recipes and impress during your dinners with friends. The pleasures are varied, and have the good taste of the sea and freshness!


Spring in Vendée is a time of renewal. It’s time to take advantage of the sunny days and mild temperatures to enjoy fresh seafood. Oysters, mussels and shellfish are delicious during this time of year.


Take the time to taste your favorite shellfish with a glass of white wine on a terrace by the sea. You will see: seafood in Vendée will never taste better.

Autumn, the joy of hidden pleasures

Autumn is often the little-known time for seafood lovers . Tourists are becoming rarer, but the oysters , cockles and lobsters are still there to surprise you with their delicate flesh.


Take the opportunity to explore local markets and unearth marine treasures that will make your meal unforgettable.


It’s certain: autumn is the best time to taste seafood in Vendée. Mild temperatures and sunny days make this season perfect for eating fresh seafood.

In winter, for oysters full of character!

In winter, when the wind blows and the sea roars, it’s the time to taste oysters full of character.

Cupped oysters are at their best, very fleshy and with that little taste of salt that recalls the force of the ocean . Accompany them with good crusty bread and homemade salted butter for a comforting meal that warms the heart.


Winter is the best time to enjoy seafood in Vendée. Cool temperatures and sunny days make this season perfect for eating fresh seafood.

>>>Also read: Choosing the right oysters: our advice for selecting the best

Seafood in Vendée is available all year round

Concretely, in Vendée, there is no bad time to enjoy seafood.


Each season brings its share of taste surprises and marine pleasures to savor with family, friends or alone.


So, book your stay at the Tropicana quickly, a stone’s throw from the sea, and prepare to experience a real culinary adventure to the rhythm of the tides !


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For any request, you can contact the reception who will be happy to provide you with information at the following times :

9 am-12pm / 2 pm-6pm in low season

(from April 13 to July 3, 2020 and from August 30 to September 20, 2020)

9 am-1pm / 2 pm-7pm in high season

(July 4 to August 29, 2020)

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