Oyster farming: a job and a passion for a century
It all started at the beginning of the last century in the small village of l'Éguilles sur Seudre, known for its typical port.
Paul Lagarre started with a wooden "hut". It soon became too small and, by desire of evolution, it was replaced by a solid building where settled Georges Lagarre in the middle of the last century.
Located upstream of a river, La Seudre, undergoing excessive inflows in fresh water due to heavy winter rains not beneficial to oysters, the company moves to Bourcefranc in the very heart of the Marennes-Oléron basin, cradle of oyster farming , where our ancestors already cultivated the flat oyster. Much appreciated during the ancient Rome, Julius Caesar himself went to the place to savor it, the large Roman families were delivered at great expense to decorate their banquets, the plate of "Mare Santorum" (Marennes-Oléron).