THE ETANG DE THAU’S OYSTER SCENE

Looking out from your bedroom window, the views of the Thau saltwater lake are more beautiful than you could imagine. If you squint, you’ll see these odd-looking structures—oyster beds. The oysters cultivated in this corner of France taste like some chef shucked them open, seasoned them and tossed them back in the ocean. In other words, downright delicious. Slip on a raincoat and learn to farm them. The oyster farmer will teach you how to pick out only the best. Hungry? Enjoy lunch on a floating pontoon in the middle of this sanctuary. The best thing about oysters? The fact they pair so beautifully with wine and champagne.