Cité de l'huître

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19 May 2024  |  Tourism

Discover La cité de l'huître de Marennes in the Charente Maritime region

Located in Charente-Maritime in France, the Cité de l’Huître de Marennes is much more than just a tourist attraction. It’s a captivating journey through local history, culture and gastronomy, centered around the oyster.

A History anchored in the Marshes

The Marennes region has been renowned for centuries for its oyster farming. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the vast salt marshes, this land provided an ideal habitat for the growth and maturation of these delicacies of the sea.

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The Art of Oyster Culture

At the Cité de l’Huître, visitors have the unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of oyster farming. Local experts share their knowledge on the history of oyster farming, the life of the oyster, its families around the world and the benefits of shellfish farming (shellfish farming) on ​​the environment.

An Unforgettable Sensory Experience

A visit to the Cité de l’Huître is an unforgettable sensory experience. Visitors can explore the oyster beds, smell the salty air and hear the gentle lapping of the water against the shells.

Activities are offered for young and old, such as an introduction to opening oysters in the countryside, feeding the sea bream, fishing for crabs, and testing oyster painting.

Price of the visit Adult: 10 euros Child: 6 euros Child under 6 years old: free Reduced price: 8 euros

Family pass available. Possibility to rent a bike on site

The Claire restaurant The restaurant is open from the beginning of April to the end of October. Wednesday to Sunday outside school holidays. Every day during school holidays & public holidays. In the afternoon it remains open as a café & oyster bar. The menu:

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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