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Cannery - la perle des Dieux
The Sardine"from the canning factory Perle des Dieux, an unavoidable in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
The Gendreau-La Perle des Dieux (The Gods'Pearl) canning factory is a traditional fish canning factory based in Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie.
In 1903, Eugène Gendreau, great-grandfather of the current manager Philippe Gendreau, took over a small sardine "confectionery" settled since 1856 in Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie.
Here he discovered he local speciality, an old recipe to prepare sardines, the key of his success.
The Gendreau-La Perle des Dieux canning factory is the oldest canning factory of Vendée.
You can find there a wide variety of sea products.
It's about 1 km from the campsite.