Paysanne de mer

In autumn, Breton oyster farmers in Cancale harvest the flat and Portuguese oysters, the fruits of hard work in rough weather. In the Baie Saint Michel, the pronounced tides, the flat beach, and the power of the Gulf Stream enable the elaborate cultivation of the globally coveted oysters. Amphibious boats reach the flat oysters, which grow to harvesting size far out on the seabed. The subsequently added cultures of the smaller Portuguese oyster, on the other hand, are located closer to the coast, where tractors are used during low tide. After harvesting, the oysters are cleaned and packaged by hand. They reach connoisseurs still alive.

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