Gillardeau oysters are a brand of edible oysters that are produced by the Gillardeau family and their small private company, which was founded in 1898 in Bourcefranc-le-Chapus near La Rochelle and Ile d’Oleron in western France.  
- Jump up^ Erlanger, Steven (October 26, 2008). “A French Family Dynasty Reinvents the Oyster” . New York Times . Retrieved 2008-10-27 .
The family’s small private company, founded 110 years ago by the sea near La Rochelle and the Ile d’Oleron in western France, produces only “special,” which is more important, more expensive than the standard. The Gillardeau name has become associated with fine oysters, rather like Hermes for neckties.
- Jump up^ Kapferer, Jean-Noel (2008). The Strategic Brand . Kogan Page Publishers . ISBN 0-7494-5085-1 .
Mr Gillardeau is the creator of an eponymous brand that has become omnipresent in restaurants in just a few years. The brand guarantee relates to the …