Have you ever wondered why your soap is called “Savon de Marseille” (Marseilles soap)?
To find out, we invite you for a tour of our workshops where we have been making this daily essential since 1900.
The visit starts at the factory’s wharf where the Marius Fabre adventure first started. We then enter the cauldron room where the 5 old cauldrons are still used to make our soaps.
Come and discover our 20 tonne cauldron in which we “cook” our olive oil soap according to a procedure inherited from our predecessors: the Marseille procedure.
Next we head for the drying room and the room where the soap is cut up and stamped, where you can admire the right-angled cutting machine slicing the blocks of soap into bars and small cubes.
From what goes into Marseilles soap to its beneficial properties, you will know all there is to know about how it is made! An interactive tour in the heart of a traditional factory which will delight young and old!
A tour recommended by Mes Sorties Culture
Read: the article on the Made in Frogs blog about the Savonnerie Fabre
IndividualsIndividual visit: No
Times of self-guided tours: ArraySelf-guided tour comments: Array
Guided tour: Yes
Times of guided tours: > SUMMER: 1st July to 31st August: ■ Monday to Friday at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm > WINTER: 1st September to 30th June: ■ Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30 am (please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts). ■ Wednesdays at 2.30 am During the February, Easter and All Saints holidays (all zones): ■ Tours from Monday to Friday at 10.30 am (please report to the shop15 minutes before the tour starts)
Guided tour booking info:
Guided tour comments: To welcome you under the best possible conditions, you are strongly advised to contact us on +33 (0)4 90 53 82 75 before your visit
Kid rates: Free of charge
Adult rates: Free (Museum and soap factory)
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visits by appointment
Group visits booking info: Please contact us using the form to book your visit.
Minimum number of people: 15
Maximum number of people:
Group rate: Guided tour of the soap factory: Flat rate of €25 per 20 people
General informationLength of the visit: 40 minutes
Tasting: Not applicable
Closed to groups: Closed during the end-of-year celebrations and public holidays
Shop opening times: 1st July to 31st August: Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. Saturday: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm 1st September to 30th June: Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm Saturday: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Cash payment: Yes
Payment by cheque: Yes
Bank card payment: Yes
AMEX payment: No
Disabled access: No
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: No