The company was founded in 1855 by Maurice and Jacques Braunstein. Based in Paris in 1882, the company built the Papeterie de Gassicourt, a cigarette paper production plant near the town of Mantes-la-Jolie. In 1894 they invented the process of “interleaving” rolling papers. The packages feature the famous Zouave symbol. Zouaves are soldiers from a special infantry regiment. The Zig Zag 78 mm rolling machine makes rolling a perfect cigarette easy. Fits all 1 1/4 size rolling papers.