best oysters in Paris

Where to Find the Best Oysters in Paris

If you’re looking for where to eat the best oysters in Paris then our guide has you covered. Our insider guide is written by someone who actually lives in Paris and loves oysters! We’ve got a lowdown on the best restaurants and oyster bars to visit and tips on what to avoid!

Tips on Choosing the Best Spot for Oysters

If you’re looking forward to eating oysters in Paris (I don’t blame you!) then I’d really recommend doing your research before hand.

Unfortunately you can get sick from oysters that aren’t fresh or have been badly stored (I’ve experienced this in Paris!) and therefore I’m a lot more careful where I order oysters from. Oysters are live and are very sensitive when it comes to storage. Freshness is super important and this list highlights a few spots where I’d have no problem ordering oysters all year round.

Tip: Avoid empty and large terraces (we refer to big cafés that are open all day as terrasses in French) that serve oysters all day. These restaurants/cafés have significant commercial pressure and won’t be as scrupulous with the storage and provenance of their oysters compared to other specialist restaurants.

Note that the majority of reputable restaurants, oysters bars and fishmongers in Paris store and prepare oysters with care and attention!

The Best Places for Oysters in Paris

From the awesome Fine de Claire to the famous Gillardeau oysters, you’ll find some incredible produce from France available in Paris. This list has my favourite and speciality restaurants serving up fresh oysters (in no particular order).

Love seafood? Check out our guide to the Best Seafood Restaurants in Paris.


Sister restaurant to the famous 1 Michelin Star restaurant, Septime, Clamato is a fantastic spot for oysters and seafood. The food is classy and focuses on ultra fresh and superb fish and seafood. They only use the best, small suppliers and their fish comes from small boats fishing off the coast of France.

clamato oysters Paris

Their seafood platter is famous for a reason – it’s generous and comes with a great mixture of oysters, clams (raw), sea urchins, crab and whelks. You can order half a dozen of their Brittany oysters for €23 and it comes with the traditional mignonette sauce and compound butter.

What to know before visiting

  • You can’t reserve – it’s first come, first serve
  • Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

Address: 80 rue de Charonne, 75011
Tel: 01 43 72 74 53

Sur Mer

Sur Mer is a fantastic seafood restaurant near the Canal Saint Martin in the 10th arrondissement. Focusing on small sharing plates and seafood (yep there’s plenty of oysters), Sur Mer is a cracking spot to enjoy seafood with quality wine.

best oysters Paris sur mer

Their oysters are natural meaning that they’re effectively wild and not produced from synthetic farming techniques. They have two varieties originating from Omaha beach in Normandy. Sur Mer also have a cracking wine list with plenty of excellent small-producer, natural wines.

What to know before visiting

  • You need to call to reserve
  • Open every day

Address: 53 rue de Lancry, 75010
Tel: 01 48 03 21 38


Atlas isn’t the most foodie restaurant in this list but it’s one of my favourites due to its location and lovely terrace. Located on the famous rue de Buci, it’s the perfect spot for a seafood lunch on a warm summer’s day. Watch the world go buy whilst sipping on a glass of Bourgogne Aligoté, what could be better?

best oysters Paris atlas

It’s definitely not the cheapest spot in the city to grab some oysters and seafood but they’ve got a great selection and a dedicated oyster bar on the terrace.

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day from 8am-2am
  • You won’t need to reserve

Address: 11 Rue de Buci, 75006
Tel: 01 40 51 26 30

Mary Celeste

The Mary Celeste is one of my favourite bars in the Marais. It’s not just a bar though, they have a fantastic kitchen pumping out killer food. Some seriously good chefs have passed through their kitchen and you’ll see it in the dishes that come out.

Their oysters aren’t served all the time as they only use small family run suppliers but if you’re around when they’re on the menu, go for them. Fine de Claire and Utah Beach oysters frequently appear on the menu and damn, they’re good. Sweet, iodine and nutty notes – you’ll really taste the difference compared to oysters from large farms.

What to know before you visit

  • Closes between lunch and evening but then open until 2am every day
  • You can reserve online

Address: 1 Rue Commines, 75003

Buying Oysters to Take Away from From Fishmongers

If you’re in an AirBnB or renting a flat then a cheaper and just as good option is to get a fishmonger to prepare a platter for you.

fishmonger rue mouffetard

You can spend €30 and get 12 oysters and a lovely bottle of crispy white wine!

Here’s a list of great fishmongers that will sell great quality oysters:

  • Poissonnerie Collachot, 262 Bis Rue des Pyrénées, 75020
  • Poissonnerie Saint-Germain, 4 Rue Lobineau, 75006
  • Soguisa, 62-72 Rue Montorgueil, 75002
  • Poissonnerie Quoniam, 107 Rue Mouffetard, 75005
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