La Maison de l'Huitre

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

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Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : The Bay of Arcachon

Services

  • Cash
  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • English
    • Oysters, we all know them! They find their place every year on our holiday tables. But before being served on a bed of ice, three long years passed. On the Port of Larros in Gujan-Mestras, the Maison de l'Huître invites you to discover this exceptional product, the Pearl of the Basin...

      A one-hour visit in three stages: screening of the film "The Life of the Oyster" (we discover the daily life of our oyster farmers), guided tour in the different scenographic spaces (reproduction, farming techniques, species, etc...), without forgetting the free discovery of the outdoor course with traditional boats, the oyster farming equipment of yesteryear, the whitewashed tiles, all harmoniously staged in the heart of the vegetation specific to the Arcachon Basin.

      You will never taste oysters the same way again!

      The little extra: a discovery booklet for children !
      Visiting becomes a game with EDULIS!
      Discovering a museum while having fun... nothing could be easier with the Oyster's P'tit Passport! investigation, games, riddles, quizzes...

      - air-conditioned rooms
      - Site accessible to people with reduced mobility
      - Open all year round from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.* and from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.*. Every day in summer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.* and from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.*.
      * ticket office stops 1 hour before closing
      - prices - adults: 6.20€ / reduced price (post-BAC students, job seekers and people with reduced mobility, on presentation of proof): 5.20€ / children from 5 to 14 years old: 4.10€.

      Souvenir shop

      The memory of your stay on the Bassin d'Arcachon!
      The Maison de l'Huître boutique area, with free access all year round, offers a wide selection of souvenir products around the sea, oysters, the Arcachon Bay...

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Traveller Reviews La Maison de l'Huitre

4.4 sur 5 707 reviews

  • SJ McKinnon

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by SJ McKinnon on 06/07/2022

    Was not sure about a museum dedicated to the oyster industry - but was really pleasantly surprised and learned a lot during out visit. On arrival we were directed to watch a short, very informative and nicely produced film on the three year life cycle of the oysters from the Bay of Arcachon (this is shown in various languages including English and lasted about 20 minutes.). We even recognised the owner of one of the oyster shacks we had eaten in. We were then given a short tour with an English speaking guide who explained the growth of the oysters and answered any questions. You are then free to explore the rest of this small museum including a small outside area.

  • Mike Shanker

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Mike Shanker on 12/09/2018

    this museum shows you everything you ever wanted to know about oysters and how they are farmed grown as well as historical collection records dating back to the Roman times. The museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits good for you miss you in the world of oyster collection. The museum offers a video in English French German and other languages. if you are coming de toi streams than you should stop here so you can understand where the delicious treats come from. The admission price is very reasonable and they do offer student discounts.

  • Mabel Sin

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Mabel Sin on 20/10/2017

    Lots of good terrine choices in the souvenir shop. Last admission at 1hr before closing time. The restaurants and oyster bar nearby are very nice but there are quite a lot of mosquito at the bars so better bring your repellent.

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La Maison de l'Huitre

Address

Rue du Port de Larros
33470 Gujan-Mestras

GPS coordinates

44° 38'28.87"N, 1° 4'20.66"W

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