Rochefort to Les Moutiers-en-Retz

We drove further north along the coast today. At the grocery store where we stopped to buy bread I saw my first ever fresh oyster vending machine. It’s right next to the laundry machines in the picture below. You could buy 24 fresh oysters for €11.95.

Oyster vending machine behind the mail box.
24 oysters for €11.90 or 36 oysters for €17.85.

In the produce section of the grocery store I saw something else I have never seen before, a white mushroom growing kit.

Mushroom growing kit.

Next we checked out the Passage du Gois. It is a 2.5 mile long causeway from the coast to the island of Noirmoutier. It is flooded every day as the tide goes up. You can drive on it for 1.5 hours each side of low tide. They have a foot race across it every year and the Tour De France has gone over it. We just happened to be there near low tide so we drove across.

Warning sign for Passage du Gois
Driving across Passage du Gois

Tonight we are staying in a B and B called Le Moulin des Tréans. The owners made a reservation for us at a great seafood restaurant, La Maison de L’Eclusier.

Where we are staying, Le Moulin des Tréans
The restaurant where we ate, La Maison de L’Eclusier
Their specialties may be eels and frogs but we had neither one.
My scallops
Duke’s seafood assortment.