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La Cite De L'Huitre

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Everything you want to know about Oysters

Staying locally and wanted to know more about Oysters. This is more than just a place to try them... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Interesting and tasty

You can use the free bikes and cycle to the museum. Interesting exhibition plus lots of fun extras... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
Rose L
Erfurt, Germany
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“oysters”(21 reviews)
“guided tour”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Chenal de la Cayenne, 17320, Marennes, France
+33 5 46 36 78 98
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

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 on a Saturday to find that the main...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Staying locally and wanted to know more about Oysters. This is more than just a place to try them, this describes everything from the history, growth, farming and eating of Oysters. Our kids (7, 9, 11) found it interesting but I would make sure you...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

You can use the free bikes and cycle to the museum. Interesting exhibition plus lots of fun extras for kids.

Thank Rose L
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We only visited the museum as we had just come from a fabulous lunch at Le Cayenne, and it was hysterical. There was a very cheesy (and slightly tongue-in-cheek) video including a chef explaining how to prepare and eat oysters, which was thoroughly enjoyed. Besides...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

We always make a point of visiting the Marennes when in this area of France. It is always an interesting and relaxing occasion offering plenty of photographic opportunities. Shacks selling the local Mussels and Oysters abound - and there are many small restaurants down the...More

1  Thank JohnL508
Reviewed July 21, 2017

A really interesting place to visit, if you want to know all about the oyster visit the musuem. Lots of oyster cabanes and if you make it to the bottom a few lovely seafood restos too.

Thank Mary q
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We expected to spend a couple of hours there but finally stayed the whole afternoon. Between the little house explaining oysters cultivation, the short film, the hour long commented visit on how oysters were produced and the bike tour, we haven't seen the time fly.

Thank Patrice H
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Do the full tour including oyster tasting and opening. Take the bike and cycle round the clairs ... A great afternoon, or lunch in one of the many, many places to enjoy oysters and other seafood and make a full day of it.

Thank Georgie62
Reviewed September 25, 2016

This Oyster Museum really impressed my family. Firstly it is very affordable at less than €10 per person including two oysters and €5 off-peak. There is much to take in and do with various large "sheds" you can explore. For example one shed had a...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed August 24, 2016

A very good way to discover why oysters are so good, the tour is unfortunatly in French but also in English once a week.

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March 1, 2016|
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Response from Eloise89 |
Bonsoir Karen, non il n'y a pas de bus direct pour la Cité de l'Huître. Mais en juillet et août la Gare d'accueil (à quelques centaines de mètres de la Place Carnot, point d'arrivée du bus) met à votre disposition un service... More
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