At the end of the 19th century, in the heart of the Marennes-Oléron, driven by his passion for oyster farming, Henri Gillardeau elaborates the foundations of Maison Gillardeau. Known for their quality, Gillardeau oysters quickly know a dazzling success. In 1978, Gérard Gillardeau, at the head of the company, gave birth to the iconic oyster Gillardeau. Its quality, which is recognized by its appearance, as well as the generosity of its flesh, swiftly make it a synonym for excellence among oyster lovers. In 1998, generation after generation, Maison Gillardeau improves its know-how. Thierry and Véronique Gillardeau join Gérard in the adventure. In 2014, in order to fight counterfeiting, Maison Gillardeau equips its chain of packaging with a laser, and engrave each of its oysters with the logo of the House symbol of their authenticity. A family commitment that has lasted for 100 years to offer you the most refined oyster in the world.
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