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History


  • 1636

    Clement Jaluzot chef of Caesar, Duc de Choiseul, Comte de Plessis-Praslin, Marshal and Peer of France, invented the Prasline: Praslines were born toasting some almonds in sugar melt. A few years later, Clement Jaluzot moved to Montargis to sell Praslines.



  • 1893

    Leon Mazet, aged 15, was an apprentice confectioner in Bourges with his uncle George Forest.

  • 1901

    Since 1893, Leon Mazet has been touring the best houses of France and England. Then he worked aboard a luxurious transatlantic belonging to the Cunard Line for 9 months around the world.

  • 1903

    Leon Mazet and his wife Jeanne Vieillard (daughter of the great chocolate maker in Clermont-Ferrand) settled in Montargis, where they bought the recipe of Prasline held by this store "Au Duc de Praslin". Mazet's house was born.



  • 1913

    Opening a shop in Paris 33 rue Vivienne.

  • 1920

    Leon Mazet uses several renowned designers to decorate his shop in harmony with the historic Prasline.

  • 1925

    Leon Mazet thinks big and believes in advertising, he is right because his shop is a must on the famous road 7, and people come from all over France.

  • 1936

    Leon Mazet builds its first factory "The Bank Mill", which is located on the Canal de Briare in Montargis.



  • 1938

    Leon Mazet created Amanda, it is a real success, reputation and quality of confectionery of Mazet makes it famous worldwide.

  • 1962

    Leon Mazet is 84 years old, his family and friends suggested him to rest, but he has no desire. His son-in-law Guy and his daughter Jacqueline Digeon help him for 15 years.

  • 1979

    Fire at "The Bank Mill" from the factory Mazet, Guy Digeon decides with the help of his son Benoit to build another larger factory in the suburbs of Montargis.

  • 1987

    Benoit Digeon manages Mazet, he inaugurated a new shop in the prestigious Avenue Montaigne. The success is there, many Parisians, Japanese and Americans are seduced by Mazet.

  • 1992

    Transferring of the shop in Avenue Victor Hugo (closed May 2010).

  • 2003

    Mazet's house celebrates its 100th anniversary.



  • 2012

    Opening a new shop in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

  • 2018

    Opening of our Factorie-Mazet, the boutique-school dedicated to all the applications of Praslines and to the praline in all its forms   (read more...)



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