The Benoist family has been raising oysters for generations. Established since the 1950s, this Courseulles family is proud of its "Courseulles special", a variety of oysters table-raised in the waters of the English Channel and matured in the clear-water oyster beds just a stone's throw from Juno Beach.
Each year, the Benoists produce around 60 tonnes of oysters. They sell them direct from their store Aux Régals de l'île and ship them all over France and neighboring countries. Take a look around the store, where you'll also find a wide range of shellfish, available by the piece or on a seafood platter.
At the Restaurant de l'Ile, Benoist's son Sébastien offers innovative cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The family oyster is on the menu, of course! Round, fleshy and lightly iodized, with a hint of hazelnut, the Courseulles special can be eaten raw with a squeeze of lemon, poached, or warm with a few spices... it all depends on the chef's mood! On the walls, a text and a few photos recall the family history. In summer, take advantage of the small terrace overlooking the ponds.
Oyster producer since 1955, retail sales, seafood platters, smoked salmon, stuffed shellfish, tasting on site during opening hours.
Shellfish, fresh seafood platters, homemade verrines and cassolettes.
We also offer all our varieties of flat and hollow oysters matured in our oyster beds, as well as the "Courseulles special". Seafood platters can be booked 24 hours in advance.