Huîtres et coquillages de l'île de Noirmoutier

OYSTERS AND OTHER SHELLFISH OF NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

TASTE THE PEARLS OF THE ISLAND

A local product par excellence, the oyster has always shared a great culinary history with Noirmoutier. The island’s oysters are known for their delicate flesh, meaty but not too much. The quality of the environment combined with the meticulous work of the oyster farmers guarantees a terrific end result.

OYSTER FARMING: A 200-YEAR-OLD ACTIVITY ON NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

Oyster farming has boomed in the last 50 years. This is no fluke: on the foreshores running around the island, in Bourgneuf Bay, off the coast from the Bonhomme oyster port in La Guérinière, oysters have found very favourable grounds for themselves. The quality of the environment combined with the work of 40 or so farmers is the magic formula for these delicious local oysters.

Entre marais et moulins - Port ostréicole du Bonhomme

Oyster farming - île de Noirmoutier

Huîtres de l'île de Noirmoutier - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

Oysters île de Noirmoutier

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DIVERSIFIED SHELLFISH PRODUCTION

The island’s producers offer types of shellfish and seafood, including bouchot mussels. Noirmoutier Island is one of only a few places in France where mussels are raised from birth to sale. Off the coasts of the island, the mussels grow on large wooden piles called “bouchots”, a technique that yields plump, succulent molluscs.

Déguster des huîtres de l'île de Noirmoutier - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

TASTE THE OYSTERS OF NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

Find all the addresses for the island’s oyster farmers and oyster bars. You can also buy Noirmoutier shellfish directly from market stalls or enjoy them prepared by the island’s chefs and restaurateurs.

 

restaurants on noirmoutier island

oyster bars

markets on noirmoutier island

Port du Bonhomme de l'île de Noirmoutier - Pascal Beltrami

Oyster farming