We you arrive at Le Serail, you will be transported into the heart of the last traditional soap factory in Marseilles. The tour takes you to the cauldrons where the oil is transformed into soap, then after a detour to look at the drying basins, you will watch the soap being stamped and the various procedures for drying the soap. The soap-making process uses machines which have been in operation for over a century!
A journey back in time for all the family to the Marseilles soap factories of yesteryear where production remained unchanged for several generations.
IndividualsIndividual visit: No
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Guided tour: Yes
Times of guided tours: Every Friday: 2 pm to 4.30 pm Tours stop at 4.30 pm. Thank you for your understanding.
Guided tour comments: Tours leave regularly and are organised as visitors arrive
Kid rates: Free of charge
Adult rates: Free of charge
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visits by appointment
Group visits booking info: Please contact us on +33 (0)4 91 98 28 25 or using the booking form to book your visit. Tours preferably on Fridays between 2 pm and 4.30 pm.
Minimum number of people: 5
Maximum number of people: 25
Group rate: Free of charge
General informationLength of the visit: 30 minutes
Tasting: Not applicable
Closed to groups: 15th December to 10th January
Shop opening times: Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 11.45 am and 2 pm to 5 pm
Cash payment: Yes
Payment by cheque: Yes
Bank card payment: Yes
AMEX payment: No
Disabled access: No
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes