Opening hours

Our touristic site is open to the visitors during the school holidays (all zones combined).

We advise you to come to visit our site before 4pm to fully enjoy it. The duration of a visit is about 2h30.

Daily guided visits (exept for July and August)

11am : The marsh  30 min

11:45am : Consumption 30 min

02:30pm : The farming 30 min

3pm : The profession between earth & sea 30 min

4pm : Hot oyster 15 min

04:15pm : Consumption 30 min

5pm : The farming 30 min

05:30pm : The marsh 30 min

  • The marsh: nature walk and oyster maturation in the "Claire"
  • Consumption : advice given to the consumers and introduction to the opening of oysters
  • Hoy oyster : tasting of an hot oyster (by booking only at the reception desk)
  • The farming : demonstration of the oyster farming
  • The profession between earth & sea : how do women and men work here?

    You need a ticket entrance bought at the reception desk to assist to those French guided visits.  Come 20 minutes before the beginning of the visits. 

    ⚠️Program given for reference, some changes can be made in case of particular event.

The Cité de l’Huître is open from the 1st of April to the 4th of November, from 10:30 am to 7pm.

  • Everyday during school holidays all zones combined, july and august.
  • Everyday except on mondays and tuesdays during school time
  • Every week and every holiday in October.

The Cité de l’Huître is open for bank holidays !

Opening hours for school groups and extracurricular

From 15 persons The Cité de l’Huître offers you different services adapted to everyone.  

For groups, the Cité de l’Huître is open from the 1st of march to the 30th of november

  • From 10:30 am
  • Hours of visits can be adjusted according to your need


  • Adult : 9€
  • Children (6 to 16 years old) : 5€
  • – than 6 years old : free
  • Reduced prices : 7€ (student, unemployed person, disabled person) on presentation of proof
  • Family pass 2 adults + 2 children from 6 to 16 years old : 23€. Thanks to this Pass, you don’t pay for your 2nd 2€ for each additional child.
  • Bike rental : included in the entrance ticket 
  • Little boat that links the Cayenne port ↔ La Tremblade (by foot or by bike) :  2€ → Learn more
  • Groups (of 15 persons minimum): → Learn more        

Payment method  : cash, credit card, check

Good deals

- Your entrance tickets are more than a simple memory ! The Cité de l’Huître has memberships with the Paléosite at Saint-Césaire (between the towns of Saintes and Cognac) and with the Gallo-Roman site of the Fâ at Barzan (next to Talmont-sur-Gironde). Use your entrance tickets in both of those touristic sites to benefit from reduced prices.

- Accomodation partnership : You are on vacation in Charente-Maritime and you stay at a campsite / a holiday village / an hotel ? Ask your accomodation’s reception desk to find out if there is any partnerships with the Cité de l’Huître (on presentation of proof).

  • Ask your employee representative committee : there might be a partnership between your committee and the Cité de l’Huître that can offer you reduced prices or presales.

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Good to know

- The indoor course is fully air-conditioned.
- All areas are wheelchair accessible. Certified Tourism and Handicap, motor deficient.
- Dogs are not accepted for health and safety reasons.
- The Cité de l'Huître is a public place placed under video surveillance and subject to collective rules.
- Objects, rooms and equipment may be photographed and filmed for the visitor's private use only. For commercial use contact us.

→ Any questions? Check out our frequently asked questions !