The hollow oyster

To be enjoyed all year round !

A total indulgence of taste with this mouthwatering shellfish from the Bay of Paimpol !

Huître creuse de la Baie de Paimpol ©Ferme Arin

A delicacy from the Bay of Paimpol with a long history ! The oyster industry saw significant development from the 19th to the 20th century, notably around Plouézec. From the 1950s, oyster farmers arrived from Morbihan, Charente and the Vendée, bringing with them new techniques. In 1975, the flat oyster was practically wiped out, and was progressively replaced by the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea Gigas).

You can enjoy a flavour of the ocean all year round with this unique-tasting delicacy...

Where to find Bay of Paimpol hollow oysters ?

At the Ferme Marine Paimpolaise Arin, pointe de Kerarzic at Kérity (Paimpol). Selling direct to the public every Saturday in the port of Paimpol. Tel : 02 96 20 60 02 - website :

From local fishmongers or markets

Here’s a hint

Oysters can be eaten hot or cold !

Would you like to celebrate our local oysters with us ?

The Bay of Paimpol oyster festival takes place each year between the end of August and the beginning of September.