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