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The natural oyster site at Fort-Royer

                            

TARIFF(S) PASS

5 €
Guided tour of oyster-farming 1 hr
7 €
Guided walk (2h): oyster-farming or La Cotinière
8 €
Treasure hunt

Follow the guide and the tales of the oyster!

The history of the natural oyster site at Fort-Royer dates back to the end of the 19th century. The site would have been abandoned were it not for the association which has been fighting since 1993 for its protection and the way of life of these “peasants of the sea”. The natural oyster, midway between nature and oyster farming…

La Perrotine - BP 43 - 17310, Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron

Coastal people’s tales!

Visitors are amazed by the tales of the foreshore or of the estate: the 100 year old ponds (claires) dug out by hand by men in wooden clogs; the tools for this exhausting labour; the beneficial plants that grow along the channels (salicornia, soda plant); birds of the sea and the marshes that nest on the roofs of cabins; the barges of yesteryear…

A moment from bygone days to discover Oléron, its traditional occupations, its ancestral heritage and the authentic flavours of our dear pearlescent molluscs…

Opening hours

GUIDED VISIT OF OYSTER-FARMING (1 OR 2 HOURS - BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

February holidays:

Monday to Saturday at 15:00

March and up to 9th April:

Monday to Saturday at 17:00

Summer holidays:

Monday to Friday at 10:00, 15:00 & 17:00. Saturday at 10:00 &15:00

September:

Monday to Saturday at 15:00

October:

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 15:00

November holidays:

Monday to Saturday at 15:00

Christmas period:

contact us.

• The times indicated are for the guided tour of oyster-farming (booking essential).
• Botanical walks, hiking along the coast or between sea and forest, oyster-opening workshop, gourmet treasure hunt, visit to the port of La Cotinière, bird-watching, workshops for 6-11 year olds…
• Tasting of Fine Oysters to finish off activities.
• For groups, unusual getaways year-round; booking essential.

TARIFFS

PRICE
FULL PRICE
PASS PRICE
CHILD PRICE
Guided tour of oyster-farming 1 hr
6 €
5 €
5 €
Guided walk (2h): oyster-farming or La Cotinière
8 €
7 €
7 €
Treasure hunt
10 €
8 €
8 €

Free for children under 6.
Child price : 6-16.