Belle Iloise


An Independent Family Company



Founded in 1932 by Georges Hilliet just off the fishing port of Quiberon, across from Belle-île-en-Mer, Conserverie la belle-iloise has been producing and distributing tinned fish for more than 85 years.


As it was passed on from generation to generation, Conserverie la belle-iloise has remained a family company. It has pursued its development while remaining loyal to its founding values: those of a family from the fishing port of Quiberon and its setting, the sea… 


Today, the founder’s granddaughter, Caroline Hilliet Le Branchu, is at the helm of this family company, which employs between 350 and 600 people, depending on the season. 


She has been pursuing the same course in the spirit of her predecessors while developing innovation and a creative spirit. Her ambition is to propose high-quality tinned products and to invent new products each year: new ranges that you won’t find anywhere else. 


Bringing you the best of the sea!

Since it was founded in 1932, the DNA of Conserverie la belle-iloise has been to produce and distribute products of irreproachable quality. 

Combining tradition and innovation, the family company continues to uphold its old-fashioned expertise to produce gourmet tinned fish (mainly sardines, mackerels and tuna), while continually pursuing an optimisation approach. The objective: to bring you healthy, gourmet products with exceptional flavour! 


Conserverie la belle-iloise uses first-rate raw materials.

Thus, the water-packed sardines and mackerel and tuna fillets are exclusively produced using fresh fish, guaranteeing you quality!


Many Production Steps Are Manual

The production steps are performed in the respect of traditions. Not simply out of nostalgia, but because our Cannery has never found a better way to preserve the fragile flesh of its fish than to simply do it by hand. 


Quality control

Throughout the production process, the Cannery performs regular quality controls. Samples from each batch produced are withdrawn and tasted by a panel composed of certain members of the production team and the Quality team. This is a key step to guarantee quality in the appearance and taste of our products!