Enjoy our shellfish

    Today, I indulge myself and offer myself a shellfish tasting,
    facing the lagoon.

    We're not going to lie to each other... If I came to spend a holiday in the Thau Archipelago, it's not just to laze in the sun! Epicurean at heart, I especially want to taste all the local specialities, especially the famous shellfish from the Thau lagoon.

    No time to waste! I'm heading for the north of the lagoon, between Bouzigues and Loupian, where producers offer tastings at their production site, the shellfish farms.

    Once there, I am immediately in the mood. Objectives: pleasure and relaxation. And the setting is perfect for it. I sit at a table on a wooden terrace, facing the deep blue of the lagoon, with an extraordinary view of the oyster beds and Sète in the background. I feel like my vacation is finally starting!

    Warmly welcomed by a producer with a singing accent, I read the menu: fresh or gratinated oysters, mussels "brasucade". And to accompany everything, I opt for a local white wine, on the advice of my host.

    Once my meal is over, I want to know more about the production of these shellfish and the history of the lagoon. I heard my neighbours at the table discussing their visit to the Bouzigues pond museum, which is only a few kilometres away. A break from the cold won't hurt me!


    On the spot, I am not disappointed with what I have to see. The museum displays objects and instruments used for fishing and shellfish farming, and traces the history of the lagoon in a very telling way. A very informative visit! Now I have only one desire: to discover the oyster beds and the lagoon by boat!

    Want to know more?

     
    Visit the Thau Pond Museum in Bouzigues! This museum dedicated to local fishing techniques and shellfish culture will allow you to learn everything about the producers of the Thau basin.
     
    Opening hours: Prices : 
       
    February: from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm Free visits: 5 €.
    March to June: from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm Reduced rates: 3,5€
    July and August: from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7pm Children - 7 years old: free
    September and October: from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm Pass 3 sites: 9€
    November: from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm Family pass: 10€
    Closed on Monday Adult group rate (from 15 people): 4€/person