Joël Dupuch

Joël Dupuch is a French oyster farmer, restaurateur, author and actor.


He is a sixth-generation oyster farmer from the Arcachon Bay.[1][2] He started working in 1973.[2] He has been called "the most famous oyster farmer" in France.[3] He owns Joël D., a restaurant in Bordeaux which specializes in salmon, foie gras and oysters.[2]

Since 2006, he has acted in three feature films.[4] In 2012, he published a book.[3]



  • Sur la vague du bonheur (Paris: Editions Michel Lafon, 2012)