A human adventure
It was at the end of the nineteenth century in the heart of Marennes-Oléron Basin that this adventure began when young Henry Gillardeau developed a passion for oyster farming. By putting his name on the label, he was in fact the first oyster farmer to embark on oyster production quality. The saga continued into the forties, with Jean Gillardeau and his wife. The Maison Gillardeau has since become an institution that is synonymous with excellence.
Being enterprising, rising to challenges, innovating were to become a way of life for Gerard Gillardeau. At the beginning of the 70s, he embarked upon a new venture. His goal was to create the Gillardeau.In 1978, it happened: the Gillardeau came into being. Its flavour was exceptional and its success immediate.
Thanks to its consistently high quality, it is now part of our gastronomic heritage.
Today, Thierry and Véronique Gillardeau watch over this treasure, adhering to the same principles and the same spirit of innovation.
The lesson of this century-old story is nothing other than the commitment of a family which believes that its dreams will come true, by providing the means to make this happen, and which finds happiness in the pleasure that it gives to others.