Coutanceau, awarded ‘3 Michelin Stars’

 

Both the City of La Rochelle and Cosy Hotels are proud of the third Michelin Star obtained, earlier this year, by Chef Christopher Coutanceau. A La Rochelle local, he is now definitely part of the elite in the world of French gastronomy, being 1 of only 28 holders of the ‘three stars’.

Coming from a family of talented chefs, Christopher Coutanceau firstly completed his apprenticeship working alongside some of the greats, such as Michel Guérard, Ferran Adrià and Guy Martin. At the tender age of 22, Christopher, whose brother Gregory is also a ‘starred’ chef, opened his first restaurant in La Rochelle, before joining his father Richard at Coutanceau, the Michelin 2-star restaurant located at La Concurrence beach, only a short walk from our hotel in La Rochelle. A few years later he took over the running of this restaurant, and it is with this family-owned restaurant that he obtained the award.

A strong advocate of environmentally-friendly cuisine and the sustainability of marine reserves, this ‘chef- cum-fisherman’, as he likes to describe himself, had already won an award from the famous Michelin ‘red guide’ back in 2019, in the category ‘Sustainable Gastronomy’. With this third star, Chef Christopher Coutanceau and his team are taking the values of sustainable developmentto a higher level, values which are so important to our maritime city and our Hotel Group. They are undoubtedly the best publicity for gastronomy ‘Made in La Rochelle’...

A breath of fresh air for the ‘green lung’ of La Rochelle

 

A mere two kilometres from our hotel in La Rochelle, as the crow flies, the Tasdon marshes are the city’s main haven for biodiversity. A major renovation project has recently begun there, to preserve these 124 hectares of meadows, woodlands, marshes, ponds and other wetlands.

Not far from the main line station, and located very close to our hotel in La Rochelle, this former salt marsh, in the heart of an urban district, is a conservation area of major interest. These wetlands, that have gradually become enveloped by the city itself, need to be safeguarded in order to protect the home of many unique inhabitants including 145 species of birds, 24 species of mammals, 15 species of fish, as well as some 354 plant species.

Financed, in part, by the European Regional Development Fund, work on the redevelopment and revitalisation of the Tasdon marshland was therefore launched, this year, to revamp the existing wetlands by restoring the ecological flow between the sea, the marshes and the river that runs upstream through the area. In addition to revitalising the entire site, the next stage will include a programme of works involving the building of footpaths, walkways, bridges and pontoons, making this remarkable natural setting more accessible and an ideal place to visit!

Running in the heart of La Rochelle

 

With a route that passes through the centre of our Maritime city, only a few steps from our La Rochelle hotel, the traditional Half Marathon, which is already ‘sold out’, takes place on Sunday 29th March and will, no doubt, attract thousands of spectators.

In 2019, the La Rochelle Half Marathon celebrated its 40thanniversary, with a record-breaking 2,500 participants. For the 2020 version of this 21-kilometre race, the organisers have once again confirmed a sell-out event. On 29th March, at 9.15 am sharp, the 2,400 runners, a third of which are women, will start on a course which includes two loops around the main streets of La Rochelle before passing along the Mail, criss-crossing the city centre and then passing back along the Mail, which is considered by many to be La Rochelle’s most majestic road. Along the length of the route, crowds will be there to encourage both professional and amateur competitors, all adding to the festive atmosphere.

As is often said, La Rochelle is a ‘green’ and sports orientated city par excellence. People run, sail and cycle here all year round and these ‘soft’ journeys are an envied way of life. Come and try for yourself during your next stay at our hotel in La Rochelle.

A breath of fresh air for the ‘green lung’ of La Rochelle

 

A mere two kilometres from our hotel in La Rochelle, as the crow flies, the Tasdon marshes are the city’s main haven for biodiversity. A major renovation project has recently begun there, to preserve these 124 hectares of meadows, woodlands, marshes, ponds and other wetlands.

Not far from the main line station, and located very close to our hotel in La Rochelle, this former salt marsh, in the heart of an urban district, is a conservation area of major interest. These wetlands, that have gradually become enveloped by the city itself, need to be safeguarded in order to protect the home of many unique inhabitants including 145 species of birds, 24 species of mammals, 15 species of fish, as well as some 354 plant species.

Financed, in part, by the European Regional Development Fund, work on the redevelopment and revitalisation of the Tasdon marshland was therefore launched, this year, to revamp the existing wetlands by restoring the ecological flow between the sea, the marshes and the river that runs upstream through the area. In addition to revitalising the entire site, the next stage will include a programme of works involving the building of footpaths, walkways, bridges and pontoons, making this remarkable natural setting more accessible and an ideal place to visit!

Coutanceau, awarded ‘3 Michelin Stars’

 

Both the City of La Rochelle and Cosy Hotels are proud of the third Michelin Star obtained, earlier this year, by Chef Christopher Coutanceau. A La Rochelle local, he is now definitely part of the elite in the world of French gastronomy, being 1 of only 28 holders of the ‘three stars’.

Coming from a family of talented chefs, Christopher Coutanceau firstly completed his apprenticeship working alongside some of the greats, such as Michel Guérard, Ferran Adrià and Guy Martin. At the tender age of 22, Christopher, whose brother Gregory is also a ‘starred’ chef, opened his first restaurant in La Rochelle, before joining his father Richard at Coutanceau, the Michelin 2-star restaurant located at La Concurrence beach, only a short walk from our hotel in La Rochelle. A few years later he took over the running of this restaurant, and it is with this family-owned restaurant that he obtained the award.

A strong advocate of environmentally-friendly cuisine and the sustainability of marine reserves, this ‘chef- cum-fisherman’, as he likes to describe himself, had already won an award from the famous Michelin ‘red guide’ back in 2019, in the category ‘Sustainable Gastronomy’. With this third star, Chef Christopher Coutanceau and his team are taking the values of sustainable developmentto a higher level, values which are so important to our maritime city and our Hotel Group. They are undoubtedly the best publicity for gastronomy ‘Made in La Rochelle’...

A breath of fresh air for the ‘green lung’ of La Rochelle

 

A mere two kilometres from our hotel in La Rochelle, as the crow flies, the Tasdon marshes are the city’s main haven for biodiversity. A major renovation project has recently begun there, to preserve these 124 hectares of meadows, woodlands, marshes, ponds and other wetlands.

Not far from the main line station, and located very close to our hotel in La Rochelle, this former salt marsh, in the heart of an urban district, is a conservation area of major interest. These wetlands, that have gradually become enveloped by the city itself, need to be safeguarded in order to protect the home of many unique inhabitants including 145 species of birds, 24 species of mammals, 15 species of fish, as well as some 354 plant species.

Financed, in part, by the European Regional Development Fund, work on the redevelopment and revitalisation of the Tasdon marshland was therefore launched, this year, to revamp the existing wetlands by restoring the ecological flow between the sea, the marshes and the river that runs upstream through the area. In addition to revitalising the entire site, the next stage will include a programme of works involving the building of footpaths, walkways, bridges and pontoons, making this remarkable natural setting more accessible and an ideal place to visit!

Coutanceau, awarded ‘3 Michelin Stars’

 

Both the City of La Rochelle and Cosy Hotels are proud of the third Michelin Star obtained, earlier this year, by Chef Christopher Coutanceau. A La Rochelle local, he is now definitely part of the elite in the world of French gastronomy, being 1 of only 28 holders of the ‘three stars’.

Coming from a family of talented chefs, Christopher Coutanceau firstly completed his apprenticeship working alongside some of the greats, such as Michel Guérard, Ferran Adrià and Guy Martin. At the tender age of 22, Christopher, whose brother Gregory is also a ‘starred’ chef, opened his first restaurant in La Rochelle, before joining his father Richard at Coutanceau, the Michelin 2-star restaurant located at La Concurrence beach, only a short walk from our hotel in La Rochelle. A few years later he took over the running of this restaurant, and it is with this family-owned restaurant that he obtained the award.

A strong advocate of environmentally-friendly cuisine and the sustainability of marine reserves, this ‘chef- cum-fisherman’, as he likes to describe himself, had already won an award from the famous Michelin ‘red guide’ back in 2019, in the category ‘Sustainable Gastronomy’. With this third star, Chef Christopher Coutanceau and his team are taking the values of sustainable developmentto a higher level, values which are so important to our maritime city and our Hotel Group. They are undoubtedly the best publicity for gastronomy ‘Made in La Rochelle’...

A breath of fresh air for the ‘green lung’ of La Rochelle

 

A mere two kilometres from our hotel in La Rochelle, as the crow flies, the Tasdon marshes are the city’s main haven for biodiversity. A major renovation project has recently begun there, to preserve these 124 hectares of meadows, woodlands, marshes, ponds and other wetlands.

Not far from the main line station, and located very close to our hotel in La Rochelle, this former salt marsh, in the heart of an urban district, is a conservation area of major interest. These wetlands, that have gradually become enveloped by the city itself, need to be safeguarded in order to protect the home of many unique inhabitants including 145 species of birds, 24 species of mammals, 15 species of fish, as well as some 354 plant species.

Financed, in part, by the European Regional Development Fund, work on the redevelopment and revitalisation of the Tasdon marshland was therefore launched, this year, to revamp the existing wetlands by restoring the ecological flow between the sea, the marshes and the river that runs upstream through the area. In addition to revitalising the entire site, the next stage will include a programme of works involving the building of footpaths, walkways, bridges and pontoons, making this remarkable natural setting more accessible and an ideal place to visit!