The Grande Fabrique Léonard Parli is in the business centre of Aix-en-Provence. Here, the authenticity of the Maison Parli is kept alive, but combined with a modern and dynamic image at the same time.
The secret of the unique flavour of 'calissons' lies in the traditional craftsmanship and top-quality ingredients used to make them.
This expertise and excellence has been passed through the generations since 1874, and the secrets have been carried with them, to respect traditions.
Today, Léonard Parli products can be found in the 4 shops in Aix-en-Provence:
Aix town centre: 35, avenue Victor Hugo
La Grande Fabrique: Pôle d'Activité des Milles
Aix–Cathedral: 15 Rue Gaston de Saporta
Maison Parli has been classified as a Living Heritage Company. This classification is awarded by the French state to companies that are keeping traditional craftsmanship alive and producing products that showcase excellence.
On a tour of the Grande Fabrique Léonard Parli, visitors will have the chance to meet the men and women who are keeping this Parli expertise alive. You'll be able to observe and learn about the meticulous manufacturing methods, and see the traditional machines in operation. We are proud to be doing our part in safeguarding the gourmet heritage of Aix.
Guided tours of the production unit are available from Monday to Thursday with a prior booking (for 6 people min.).
Duration of the guided tour: at least 30 minutes.
Commentary available in French, English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
Visiting the Nouvelle Grande Fabrique Léonard Parli is going to meet the women and men who perpetuate this Parli know-how. You will be able to observe and understand through their precise gestures, and our traditional machines, the pride they share in participating in the maintenance of this Aix gastronomic heritage.