Bouzigues

Oystertown, you might call it, the shallow waters at its feet bristling with poles to which the tender molluscs cling and grow. As you enter from the south, house after house sells shellfish, fresh culled and straight from the producer. Along the quayside a battery of restaurants serve up shellfish hauled from Le Bassin de Thau.

Scoffing shellfish apart, the main reason for visiting Bouzigues is its Musée de l'Étang de Thau ( % 04 67 78 33 57; quai du port de pêche; adult/ 7-12yr/under 7yr €4/3/free; S 10am-12.30pm & 2.30-7pm Jul & Aug, 10am-noon & 2-5pm or 6pm Sep-Jun). Very visual, it tells the story of the lagoon through multilingual panels, models, live fish and haunting early photos of local fishing techniques and the development of shellfish farming.

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