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Oyster Farming

parcs à huîtresThe Birthplace of Oyster Farming

 

The oyster beds you can see at low tide to the north of the town date back to 1858.

 

They first appeared on the initiative of a farmer, who could no longer raise enough baby oysters in the traditional inland ponds, and asked permission from the town to give him rights to use the sand flats where he placed stones to protect and nurture the baby oysters - called spats - in a natural way.

 

The techniques and tools used in oyster farming are an important part of our heritage which we do our best to pass on to future generations.

 

This tradition of heritage is celebrated every year at the Oyster Festival in the month of August in Rivedoux.

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