If the sardine is the star of the summer in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, it is the pink shrimp that steals the show in the spring and winter, which can be found in large numbers on the tables at the end of the year. 100% local and wild, it is fished from the end of September to the end of March, and 10 to 12 boats leave the port to go and collect it, about an hour away. The pink shrimp of Saint-Gilles-Croix de vie is eaten plain with bread and salted butter for the purists, but the chefs of the Vendée town do not hesitate to associate it with other sea and land products to make it more delicious. A competition will soon allow those who wish to do so to win prizes such as menus for two people in the restaurant, 1kg of Roses of Saint-Gilles as well as many other surprises made in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. To watch very closely by visiting the website of the tourist office of the Pays de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie