The Tarbouriech family has been farming oysters in the area for three generations and now offers Ostreathérapie® at its new Domaine Tarbouriech boutique hotel. Wraps, baths, scrubs, massages (using shells), facials and professional products – created in partnership with the University of Montpelier – are based on aragonite, marine collagen, marine silk and other antioxidants and amino acids to encourage a sense of balance and energy. Treatments from French marine brand Phytomer are also available.
A signature 130-minute ritual, priced at €215 (US$249, £192), combines a facial with a pearl serum and salicornia mask and a massage where hot stones are replaced with oyster shells. There is, of course, a restaurant serving fresh oysters too.