Restaurant l'Avocette (closed)

Movie Irréprochable Sébastien Marnier (2016)
Constance (Marina Foïs) finds her former lover Philippe (Jérémie Elkaïm) at a table in the restaurant l'Avocette. She explains to him the real reason of her coming to Saintes and asks him for his help to get back his old job.
Restaurant le galet doré ex l'avocette
Restaurant le galet doré - Crédit photo : Fantrippers

“I’m burned out on all the real estate in Paris.”

Constance (Marina Foïs)

A family restaurant located just a few steps from the historic district of La Rochelle, L’Avocette had the great honor of hosting the filming of Irréprochable. The scene that takes place there is the one in which the character of Constance, played by Marina Foïs, explains to Philippe (Jérémie Elkaïm) why she is back in her hometown and what precisely she wants from him.

To shoot this scene, the director Sébastien Marnier chose to use very close-up shots. The front of the restaurant does not appear on the screen and there is nothing to really identify it, except for the decoration, which is very discreet. However, it is indeed at the table of the Avocette that the actors are installed.

Irréprochable is the first film directed by Sebastien Marnier, a writer famous for the novels Mimi, Une vie de petits-fours and Qu4tre. Today, the restaurant l’Avocette has left its place to the Galet doré.


Irréprochable has accumulated 164,330 admissions at the French box office.

Irreproachable restaurant scene
Irreproachable. All rights reserved: Avenue B Productions/Orange Studio.

Place du 14 Juillet

A family restaurant with an authentic respect for tradition, the Galet Doré is enthroned on the village square.

A must in L’Houmeau, this establishment puts forward a very friendly atmosphere. The menu, exclusively made up of fresh products and seasonal vegetables, organizes the mixture of earth and sea flavors. Located 10 minutes from the historical center of La Rochelle and 5 minutes from the bridge of the Ile de Ré, the Galet doré also offers its customers a very pleasant terrace.

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By Gilles Rolland

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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