The origins of the company date back to the mid 17th century - Nicolas Mariage, under the auspices of Louis XIV, made several voyages to India, and his brother Pierre Mariage went to Madagascar. Their descendants continued in the colonial trade.
1 June 1854 After various previous incarnations, the firm of Mariage Frères was established. The company entered the retail business in the 1980s.
The Mariage Frères website is www.mariagefreres.com/boutique/UK/vt+origin-and-philosophy.html. (English language version - also in French.)