Photographer's Note

July 21, 2007
Charron 170091 17230
Charente-Maritime Poitou-Charentes
46.283 -1.100 3 m

Le Port du Pavé ,(The Port of the Paving stone)

Bay of the "Aiguillon", estuary of "Sévres Niortaise", boats intended for mytiliculture.

Charron is a commune located in the department of the Charente-Maritime and the Poitou-Charentes area, known for its production of shells, in particular the mussels. In edge of bay of the "Aiguillon" in extreme limit of the Charente-Maritime and of the Vendée, Charron is a part of the park inter area of poitevin marsh.
Charron has one of the best sunning of the Atlantic frontage. It is the principal center of production of mussels of "bouchots" of the area, on the estran of the "Aiguillon", the mytiliculteurs use approximately 60 boats and produce 10 000 t/an. The "Port du Pavé", (port of the paving stone), is one of the most important center of forwarding of the mussel of "bouchots". The breeding of the mussel of "bouchots" is done on high piles of oak, the "bouchots", fixed in the zone of swinging of the tides which are discovered with low tide.

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