Cité de l'Huître

Au cœur du plus grand marais d'affinage d'huîtres d'Europe, la Cité de l'Huître vous plonge dans l'univers de ce coquillage, de l'ostréiculture, de ses hommes et de leur histoire à travers des cabanes thématiques et des animations.

1 place bought, 1 place offered with La Rochelle Ocean Pass

€9.00 €4.50 €5.00 €2.50


Rue des Martyrs
La Cayenne
17320 Marennes-Hiers-Brouage

05 46 36 78 98

The Cité de l'Huître is a discovery center for oyster farming in Charente Maritime.
In the heart of the largest oyster maturing marsh in Europe, its huts will plunge you into the world of this shellfish, of oyster farming, of its men and their history.
You will be amazed by the grandeur and richness of the Charente Maritime and Marennes Oléron marshes, carried away by the film on the big screen like an aerial and terrestrial journey.
All day long, animations for the whole family: initiation to the opening of oysters, animated visit of an oyster farm, bike ride.
Every day:
- En claires": Stroll in the marsh of refining, discover the surrounding marsh, its flora, its history and discover the secrets of the refining of oysters
- At low tide": Demonstration of oyster breeding. We get into the water for you. Observe the gestures and know-how for the breeding of the oyster.
- Oyster shack": Enter an oyster shack in activity, to be closer to the professionals.
- Between two shells": Advice to consumers, initiation to the opening of oysters and tasting of two oysters. An educational and safe animation.
The visit, the animations and the loan of bicycle (subject to availability) are included in the entrance ticket.

Opening period

From 01/09 to 21/10/2022 between 10.30 am and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 22/10 to 06/11/2022, daily between 10.30 am and 7 pm.