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Musee du Savon de Marseille La Licorne

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Very interesting, to visit before buying any savon de marseilles

Small visit, €2 entrance but you are gifted a 100g soap Explain to you the difference between the... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Small but nice

It’s a small museum, but what can you tell more then how you made soap. For 2 Euro you have a whole... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Kenny V
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Small visit, €2 entrance but you are gifted a 100g soap Explain to you the difference between the true savon de marseille and a lot of knock offs you see being sold everywhere.. the name savin de marseille not bring protected, you could buy savon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s a small museum, but what can you tell more then how you made soap. For 2 Euro you have a whole experience and even a quiz to guess the ingredients of the soap in the boxes. You get a voucher for a free gift...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kenny V
Reviewed September 23, 2018

you can learn a lot (english texts and spoken as well) about Marseille soap history and even make your own souvenir soap at the end of your visit)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CyrilV28
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Entrance to the museum costs only €2 each and although the museum is small it is very interesting. There is a stand with a “guess the smell” game which is more fun than it sounds! For €5 you can cut and stamp your own soap....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlfieFrancis
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Yes - it is small but the man in charge is great !!! If there's more than two of you then one should pay the extra and get 'personalised soap' - you get a lot for your euros and you will have great fun cutting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glyn R
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The gent who owns and runs this place is an absolute delight. He gently and carefully explained soap cutting to my five year old who loved the whole experience. The small scale production shown on this site is for demonstration purposes but you get the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Imeccentric
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you have never seen how soap is produced, this small and very authentic boutique factory is really worth visiting. They have antique machines with workers providing very interesting and detailed explanations. Worth the visit in this slippery location!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Isabel C
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We found it by chance while strolling around the Old Panier district of Marseille. One can watch or try making soap to take home. The scents are lovely, and they have a small shop next door. They are very welcoming.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cordoba9
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Want to know how soap is made? Come here and see it's history and even make your own bar with your name on it. Excellent for the kids

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed April 22, 2018

An absolutely delightful little exhibit run by a Master Soapmaker who is absolutely passionate about his craft. It only takes 15 minutes but there's a fun "guess the smell" game, and your €2 entry gets you a free bar of soap in the attached shop.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank darrenmcc
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Response from Cordoba9 | Reviewed this property |
Non, nous somment americaines, la visite ete en anglais. Merci.