Food and Drink

Poitou-Charentes possesses a rich and varied culinary tradition

From the fresh oysters of Marannes-Oléron to the black chicken of Barbezieu, Poitou-Charentes possesses a rich and varied culinary tradition that will provide some of your most enduring memories of your time in Villemorin. 

  1. Cognac - produced in the région d'Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, Cognac is made by distilling fermented white grapes, before blending and ageing in oak barrels. 
  2. Wine - viticulture in the Poitou-Charentes region dates back to the Roman period, and is best known for the wine regions of Vins du Haut-Poitou, Vins de Thouarsais and Vins de Saumur;
  3. Pineau des Charentes - a fortified wine that can be served chilled as an aperitif. It is made by adding cognac eau de vie to the grape must during fermentation, before being aged in oak barrels.
  4. Barbezieux chicken - the infamous black chicken. According to the Gault Millau guide N° 344, February 2001, “The skin is nice and golden, with a fine aroma of wheat. The meat is firm with a pronounced almost gamey flavour”