Marché aux Huîtres

Marché aux Huîtres, Cancale: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Marché aux Huîtres Reviews: 4.5/5

Marché aux Huîtres
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Small market of 8 oyster producers located on the port of Cancale open every day of the year, all day Tastings on the spot facing the Mont Saint-Michel take away
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal624 contributions
Funny
Sep 2021
Cancale is the capital of oysters in Brittany and has a very curious market. A market with several little houses selling oysters of all sizes, shapes and prices. The funny thing is that you can buy oysters and eat them on the beach wall. The shells are thrown onto the beach where the seagulls come to eat the remains. You can also drink glasses of wine that are sold in neighboring restaurants.
Very funny
Written October 6, 2021
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Survivory
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg876 contributions
That time you wish you were an oyster eater
Aug 2021
I am not an oyster eater, but when you are here you wish you were. Fresh from just around the corner you can choose from a number of vendors that sell nothing but oysters.
Wine can be bought "to go" at a near by bar, then you just sit down in the harbour and throw the shells in the ocean when done! Looks fantastic and is an enjoyable sight and activity for anyone, even if you don't eat the oysters.
Written August 21, 2021
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Nicole R
39 contributions
Don’t miss grabbing oysters straight from the market
Jul 2020 • Couples
You can’t beat the price and experience of grabbing oysters from the market and eating them while overlooking the oyster beds. The number 4’s cost €4/dozen at two of the stalls. My partner and I ate three dozen. The other oyster types cost a bit more (just like at the restaurants nearby) but are a great value for sure. Definitely recommend.
Written July 25, 2020
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DavidinhoLyon
Lyon, France38 contributions
Oysters market: don’t miss it
Jul 2020 • Family
Going to Saint-Malo, we have stopped here to Cancale. And we have tasted the oysters at the market on the sea. Nice experience in front of the sea. Prices fair.
Written July 23, 2020
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Nata
Riga, Latvia33 contributions
Oysters village with the degustation on the beach.
Feb 2020 • Family
Cancale was a special stop on out travel map. Just on the beach you can find fermer's stalls with the variety of local oysters.On the beach you can see the plantation of oysters as well.Plateau of dozen would cost about 10 euro. So tasty are Belon oysters of different sizes.At the same place or in the oysters shop near the market you can buy acompanied wines and amenities for handling oysters at home:plates, knifes, gloves.
In 100 meters ahead are the beautiful sightseeng spots in the area.
Written March 1, 2020
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Catalina A
Nicosia, Cyprus311 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2019 • Friends
Any one visit Cancale and like oysters must experience the great ones at the market, except that is ridiculous cheap, the freshness of oysters that are sale there it can’t be beaten, it’s amazing that you can simply shuck your dozen on the breeze of sea and throw the shells next to the million ones straight on the beach!!! We like good restaurants and exquisite service but the experience like this can worth a whole trip!
Written January 8, 2020
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Jannerbloke
Devon, UK11,358 contributions
Don’t miss the oyster market.
Jul 2019 • Friends
Very much at the core of Cancale’s present and it’s history. The large cluster and lines of the blue and white canvas covered stalls laden with large quantities of absolutely fresh oysters of differing sizes and species and surprisingly cheap. If you want to eat immediately the stall holders and will spread a dozen around purpose made often red or blue oyster platters with a hunk of lemon with squeezer in the centre. There is a wine wagon parked close to the little light house at the entry to the old stone pier called La Quille camion a vins from which you can buy glasses or bottles of perfect wine to go with your oyster which you can enjoy sitting on the wall overlooking the sea and the dozens of oyster beds. Heavenly and when you finish you can toss the empty shells down onto the vast drifts of others seemingly running to millions.

Don’t come to Cancale without seeing this market and tasting even if they will be your first.
Written July 14, 2019
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NHDG
Alton, UK276 contributions
An absolute Must Do!
May 2019 • Family
Just at the start of the harbour pier, you will find the 6 or so market stalls, each selling fresh oysters. We bought a dozen prepared for less than 7 euros, then a couple of glasses of Chablis from the van next door (4 euro deposit for the plastic glass).

Then you sit on the wall with everyone else, eat your oysters looking out to sea, throwing the shells on to the shore below you with the millions of others.

The oysters we had were fabulous. Very plump, very fresh and delicious. Well I thought so as the rest of the family doesn't like them.

Utterly brilliant and fun!
Written June 8, 2019
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Becky M
21 contributions
Oyster Paradise
May 2019 • Family
Oysters, oysters everywhere. Head down to the north end of the town, just head for the pier and follow the road to the left-you'll see the striped awnings of the oyster sellers. A plate of a dozen freshly opened oysters with half a lemon was 6 Euros and well worth the experience of sitting on the sea front and enjoying a taste of the sea. Fantastic views across the bay - take your binoculars.
Written June 6, 2019
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sid a
Philadelphia, PA112 contributions
I really should not tell you about this place - it is far too good to be discovered!
Sep 2018
Cancale is famous for their magnificent oysters and the best way to eat them is right from the market - no need for a restaurant - just pick some wonderful #1's from the oyster sellers along the seawall and have them open them on a plastic plate with some lemon and away you go into oyster heaven!! I should have had that 2nd dozen!!! But i did later :-)
Written June 3, 2019
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