A little history…
It all started in the 1960s at La Caramoun. It was there that a handful of Leucatois began to raise the first Leucate oysters in the waters of the pond. Oyster farming in Leucate was born !
The oyster farmers are now grouped together at the oyster centre, along the grau, very close to the Naturist Villages and the Mouret beach. On the spot, more than 20 mas and as many atmospheres to taste the seafood of Leucate.
Production of Leucate oysters
The oysters grow on ropes hung from the oyster beds in the middle of the pond, hence the name: the glued special.
After peeling, they are stored in a pouch and hung up again, while their shells are being re-shelled and their flesh is being regained. Three weeks to a month later, they are “picked” and brought back to the farmhouse to be matured. It takes between 10 and 14 months for a shellfish to be ready to be eaten.