- Marennes-Hiers-Brouage

Cité de l’Huître


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


  • 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


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


From 08/04 to 05/11/2023, daily.

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

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque


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Classification, labels and brands

Classification and labels

  • Famille Plus
  • Qualité Tourisme™
  • "Accueil Vélo" : Cyclists Welcome label
  • La Vélodyssée
  • The pathways of the Seudre


  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability

Area and capacity

  • Bathroom : 1


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

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


Cité de l’Huître

Rue des Martyrs
La Cayenne
17320 Marennes-Hiers-Brouage

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