Sunday, March 20, 2011


There are oyster farms all around the Bassin d'Arcachon and oysters are very popular here. Every Sunday morning, there are little stands set up in squares and in front of bakeries, selling oysters. I usually run on a Sunday morning, and so see lots of oyster stands. Each stand generally has 5 or 6 different types of oyster, depending (I think) on the region it comes from.

This morning, when Fiacra and I went for bread, we talked to the oyster guy outside the breadshop. He showed us how to open them and gave me one to taste. When I tried to buy some to take home, he insisted on giving them to us.

I love seafood and shellfish in particular but oysters aren't my favourite. Pity, since they are so accessible and now I can even open them.

What we brought home from the bakery this morning


  1. Yum! (the bread, not the oysters).

  2. Where abouts in Bordeaux city can one find these oyster stands on Sunday?