- Marennes-Hiers-Brouage

Cité de l’Huître

Description

In the heart of the largest oyster refining marsh in Europe, La Cité de l'Huître immerses you in the world of this shellfish, oyster farming, its people and their history through thematic huts and activities.

The Cité de l'Huître is a discovery hub for oyster farming in Charente Maritime. In the heart of the largest oyster refining marsh in Europe, its huts immerse you in the world of this shellfish, oyster farming, its people, and their history.
You will be amazed by the richness of the marsh of Charente Maritime and Marennes Oléron, carried away by the film on the big screen as an air and land journey.
For children: painting on oyster shells, tiles to catch crabs, sea bream to feed, water cannon games.
All day, activities for the whole family: introduction to the opening of oysters, animated visit of an oyster farm, bike ride.

  • 3years minimum

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Themes

  • Folk art and traditions
  • Occupation
  • Environment and nature

Services / Comfort

  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures

Pets are not accepted

Equipements

  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Restaurant
  • Film room
  • Meeting room
  • Parking
  • Free car park

Opening

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022, daily between 10.30 am and 7 pm.

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.

Prices and means of payment

Reduced price: 7 €
Adult: 9 €
Child : 5 €
Job seeker: 7 €
Large family: 23 €
Disabled: 7 €
Group adults: 4.50 to 8.50 €
Group children : 3 to 4.50 €
Set price group adults: 6 €
Set price group children : 4 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Child entry valid for 6 - 16 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

Location

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Classification, labels and brands

Classification and labels

  • Famille Plus
  • Qualité Tourisme™
  • Accueil Vélo

Accessibility

  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability

Area and capacity

  • Bathroom : 1

Environment

  • In the country
  • Near shuttle stop
  • Town outskirts
  • Cycle track/route within 500 m

Things to see

Tours available in :

  • English
  • French

Individual visits

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently

Group visits

  • Guided group tours on request

Address

Cité de l’Huître

Rue des Martyrs
La Cayenne
17320 Marennes-Hiers-Brouage

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