Shellfish: from Bouzigues to Leucate

  • Ambiance Plage

    © P. Palau

    Ambiance Plage

    © P. Palau

  • Oysters

    © Sud de France


    © Sud de France

Shellfish: from Bouzigues to Leucate bouzigues fr

In the Hérault, the pretty little port of Bouzigues is a gourmet treasure among the plants of the Etang de Thau.

Wholly devoted to shellfish, Bouzigues abounds with producers who offer tastings at the water's edge. A good idea to step off the beaten track and enjoy seafoodplatters, enjoy brasucade and other specialties facing the Mont Saint-Clair. The Récantou, The Tchèpe, Demoiselles Dupuy, La Côte Bleue, Les Rives de Thau, and fifteen other establishments offer various ways to taste shellfish and crustaceans. A pretty port, a small museum, and a belltower seen from far away tell the story of a Shellfish culture still open to visitors. An oyster route winds its way among the shellfish breeders.

The oyster even has its own Festival every year in mid-August.

In the Aude, between Port-Leucate and Leucate, the decor is a little different but the welcome is as charming. A multitude of small huts are planted along the lagoon where producers serve oysters and shellfish all of the time. It is a pleasant idea to come there to dine outdoors.

Oysters from Bouzigues, Leucate and Gruissan are of the same species but, from a point of view of taste, they are a little different.

Open all year, it is something that remains truly exotic.