Poitou-Charentes Oysters


The plump Marennes-Oléron oyster (huître) is considered among the best in the world. Grown in the protected salt flats along the Atlantic coast, they have a distinctive taste that is more delicate than those oysters raised in the open sea.

Stretching from the Charente River estuary, west to Ile d’Oléron and south to Marennes, this area of the Poitou-Charentes Atlantic coast is the largest oyster cultivation area in all of Europe, producing 50,000 tonnes each year.


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