Discovery of the Oyster City in Marennes
Take advantage of your stay in Saintes to discover and visit its surroundings, in Charente-Maritime!
In the heart of the largest oyster maturing marsh in Europe, the Cité de l'Huître (Oyster City) plunges you into the world of this shellfish, of oyster farming, of its men and their history through thematic huts and animations.
If you visit Marennes and its port of La Cayenne, please go to the city of oyster :
Why visit the city of Oyster ?
Being at the same time the biggest oyster maturing marsh in Europe but also a discovery center of oyster farming in Charente Maritime, the Cité de l'Huître amazes us by the size and the richness of its marshes.
You will be carried away by the proposed activities, such as the discovery of a film on a large screen, inviting you to an aerial and terrestrial journey.
Then, the discovery of its huts will plunge you into the world of oyster farming, to meet its men but also their history.
All day long, you will enjoy animations, ideal to do with your family: bike ride, initiation to oyster opening, animated visit of an oyster farm...
What to see at the city of Oyster in Marennes ?
The visit of the Cité de l'Huître in Marennes will allow you to know the oyster farming and to understand the stages of the oyster breeding.
Visit the cabins of the Cité de l'Huître and discover the numerous exhibitions, animations, and cooking demonstrations to learn about the oyster's journey from the Marennes Oléron marsh to the tasting.
You can also opt for the commented visit of the oyster farm in activity: the hut of claires (count 1 hour). Fun workshops are also offered to children.
For the walk in the marsh on the path of the oyster beds: on foot or by bike, you have to take the path along the canal and follow the signs all along the way to discover the landscapes and the activity on the marsh.
The City of the Oyster
Open from April 1st to November 2nd
Chenal de la Cayenne - 17320 Marennes
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