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La Maison de l’Huître (the oyster museum)

What do you know about oysters?

Did you know that oysters can be male or female every other year? That whitewashed tiles have been used for collecting spat since the end of the 1850s? That starfish are able to open oysters to eat them? Or that by the time we eat them, they are on average three years old?

See you at the MAISON DE L’HUITRE at the Port of Larros!

In a fun setting, with an interactive environment and after watching an introductory video, you will walk with your guide through the various themed areas of the museum to discover or, perhaps, deepen your knowledge of oysters and their harvesting.

A museum like no other, with its fantastic outdoor space!

In addition to a guided tour of the museum, you can end your visit by freely exploring our outdoor exhibits. These allow visitors to better understand the local environment: the Arcachon Bay. Oyster-farmer huts, traditional boats, oyster ports, traditional flora of the Bay: discover it all.

Opening hours:

The Maison de l’Huître welcomes you all year round!

Monday to Saturday (and Sundays by reservation for groups) from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm* and from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm*.

In July/August: every day including Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:45 pm* and from 2:15 pm to 6:30 pm*.

*ticket office will close one hour before closing time.


Adult: €6.20

Children from 5 to 15 years old: €4.10

View our leaflet online

Group rate for 10 or more persons:

Adults: €4.80

Children: €3.70

View our Groups brochure

The shop:

The Maison de l’Huître shop welcomes you with free access throughout the year during museum opening hours.

To pick up a souvenir of your visit to the Maison de l’Huître or for any other occasion, you’ll find a wide range of products centred around the following themes: oysters, the sea, the Arcachon Bay, or Gujan-Mestras and its emblematic ladybird.

Souvenirs to remember the Maison de l’Huître and the Arcachon Bay!

Your stay