Cité de l'Huître

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 07:00 pm

Opens Friday at 10:30 am

Closing

  • from November 8, 2021 to February 27, 2022

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : From island to island/ Île de Ré / Île d'Oléron

Services

  • Bar
  • Bike Rental
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • Groceries shop/ Food
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • English
    • Cité de l'Huître offers you, through courses, initiations, games, activities, films, to make you live the world of oysters, its men, its environment, its tasting.

      Visit of themed huts on a pontoon above the water : The oyster, its history, its environment, its people, its tasting.

      Daily entertainment:
      • Animated visit to an oyster farm with presentation of gestures and tools. In the afternoon.
      • Introduction to the opening of oysters
      • Introduction to hot oysters

      Loan of bicycles

      During the holiday period : entertainment for children
      Entertainment for children : quiz - treasure hunt, game with water cannons, feeding fish, crab fishing, making collectors, painting on oyster.
      From July 9 to August 31 : animated activities for children every afternoon
      The average length of the visit is 2.5 hours. Entertainment throughout the year.

      Prices :
      • Adult : 9 €
      • Child (6-16 years) : 5 €
      • -6 years : free
      • Family pass (2 adults + 2 children 6 to 16 years) : 23 €

      Times :
      • La Cité de l'Huître welcomes you from April 1 to the end of the All Saints holidays from 10:30 to 19h. Open every day during school holidays (all areas)
      • In October : open only on weekends and every day during school holidays.
      • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays outside school holidays. Open on public holidays.
      • Closing of the ticket office 1h15 before the closure of the Center.

  • Français

Traveller Reviews Cité de l'Huître

4.2 sur 5 1166 reviews

  • Filip Van Huffel

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Filip Van Huffel on 12/09/2021

    Had an absolutely lovely experience here. Visited the museum, which was very interesting in and of itself. The true standout, however, were the tours of the Claires (ponds for refining the oyster taste). Our guide enthusiastically demonstrated every part of oyster farming. From the capture of larvae to the famous "affinage en Claire". To top it all off, we got a workshop in opening oysters (yes, you can eat the ones you open) where I discovered I've been doing it wrong all my life. At the end, I started dreaming about starting my own oyster farm. Finally, it has a nice little restaurant if you want to taste oysters and seafood (but also salads and other dishes).

  • Weeb Weber

    2 sur 5 Reviews posted by Weeb Weber on 12/09/2020

    Very much French oriented. Nice but not special.

  • Romeñ Ar Bloaz

    1 sur 5 Reviews posted by Romeñ Ar Bloaz on 02/01/2020

    Closed till first of April be careful !!! Opening times here are wrong

Traveller Reviews Cité de l'Huître

4.5 sur 5 483 reviews

  • "Oyster lovers take note!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Marie R (Niagara Falls, Canada) on 02/11/2019

    Located about 25 km south of Rochefort, is a tiny village of Marennes. If you are into oysters, this is a must see for you. Family friendly (lots of interacting for the kids) and very informative...

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  • "Disappointing and not worth a visit"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by MarinaC2468 on 02/06/2019

    I was not quite sure what to expect from this place, but it went way below any possible expectations. The only option they offer in English is a booklet. There will be no good demonstration and you...

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  • "If English, only go for Thurs 3pm tour."

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by GRW-UK (Bedford, United Kingdom) on 26/08/2018

    After reading such good reviews, we thought we would take our family to learn some facts about the oysters that they have been eating in recent weeks. We arrived at the main car park at about 12:30...

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Cité de l'Huître

Address

Chenal de la Cayenne
17320 Marennes

GPS coordinates

45° 47'38.05"N, 1° 7'19.38"W

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