the oyster in France

France is Europe's leading producer and consumer of cupped oysters. Learn about oyster farming practices in each of the 7 oyster farming sites in France (Normandy, North Brittany and South Brittany, Vendée, Charente-Maritime, Arcachon, Mediterranean), along with the various methods employed.


French oyster farming sites

France has a reputation for producing oysters with distinctive characteristics depending on the oyster farming site. Below we offer a panorama of oyster farming in the country.

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Farming methods

Various oyster farming methods are employed in France, depending on the site, environment, tradition, the intertidal zone (as a function of tides). 


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