Character and style
The tide is high, the sun at its zenith, the ideal temperature for lunch in an oyster hut! On the terrace or down by the water, you can taste oysters from the Bay, accompanied by a glass of chilled white wine. Take the opportunity to stroll through the typical alleyways of the village, or admire the sailboats which catch the wind.
The perimeter of Arcachon Bay is dotted with lots of oyster-farming villages, oysters being one of the region’s specialities! The oyster huts each have their own identity, character and style. Clad in coloured wood, they have a very special charm. Peek inside one of the huts and you’re sure to find whitewashed tiles at the entrance, hollyhocks on the walls, and on the terrace, a few tables and chairs which offer a marvellous view of the Bay.
Where can you enjoy a tasting?
Down on the sand, over the water on a small wooden pontoon, or inside an oyster farming village, here authenticity and simplicity reign supreme.
The typical port of the Hearth of Arcachon Bay
- The typical ports of the Cœur du Bassin d’Arcachon and the beaches of Lanton are home to many oyster huts: the ports of Audenge, Biganos and Cassy; or the beautiful beaches of Suzette and Taussat.
Many other villages
- Many other ports and villages such as Teste-de-Bush, Gujan-Mestras, Andernos and Arès offer small terrace corners which are great for savouring these famous Pearls of the Bay.
- Finally, the Cap Ferret peninsula has the highest concentration of cabins per square foot! Overflowing with authenticity and know-how, the villages of Herbe and Mimbeau (Cap-Ferret) are worth a detour. Located on the front lines, these huts have the particular feature of offering direct access to the beaches, but above all a breathtaking view of the Dune-du-Pilat.