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Savonnerie Marius Fabre

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In 1900, Marius Fabre founded his soap company in Salon de Provence. Today, the fourth generation of his family is carrying on the tradition of real Marseilles soap with the same passion. This traditional know-how, handed down through generations in...more
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148 avenue Paul Bourret, 13300, Salon-de-Provence, France
+33 4 90 53 24 77
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Has a great shop for soap people. Tour was interesting, but need to call ahead to ensure a English tour. Ours was in French.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank K2619WYalant
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is a great museum, tour, place to visit as telling you everything you need to know about Marseille soap. The shop is a great place to shop.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SandraSE
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 9:45 for tour at 10:30. There was another extra scheduled at 10:10 which was great. We managed to park in the factory courtyard, but you should be able to park by the sports centre nearby otherwise. Tour was in French. We were given...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Noshortcuts
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We came to this visit hoping to see the making of the famous soap. The place has a huge history and great potential. Maybe because it is the middle of august the tour was of pretty much empty rooms. Only French spoken. Overall a limited...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank DuediDue61
Reviewed July 26, 2017

This is a really modest museum, but it is interesting to see how the soap is made and learn a bit about the history of the soapmaker. Given that it is free, it is well worth dropping in. And the gift shop is excellent!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nicole S
Reviewed September 19, 2016

For who never wondered how soap is made from A to Z, the factory visit is very interesting, free and lasts 40 minutes. It is possible to park in their courtyard (we realised it afterwards...). Closed on Sundays.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Celine_F3
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

If you want to buy soap from Marseille, this is the place to go.... Quality product, beautiful shop.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Andreas L
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

It was well worth the short train trip from Marseille to visit this small soap factory. It was amazing to see how old fashioned everything still was. A nice museum and shop too!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank hannabergstrom
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

One of the oldest soap making factories in the region, Marius Fabre still takes pride in doing things the old-fashioned way. A cute little museum shows the company's proud history, while the free guided tour adds a bit more color and background to what goes...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed October 13, 2014

Visit here and see how soap used to be made and is still made by this method at this soap factory. Most interesting. The tour around is free and there is a lovely shop where you can stock up on delicious products, I certainly did....More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank JMB50
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Savonnerie Marius Fabre - tours? (2 Replies)
hello!! just wondering if anyone has been to any of the soap tours or visited the soap museum here? how far is salon-de-provence from nice? just wondering if we should stay in nice or try to stay closer to this town? we'll only have 1 day here, unfortunately. thank you!
March 08, 2006|
Response fromescargot|
Hi Salon de Provence is a good drive from Nice...maybe 2 hours on a good day! You are only 20 mins from Avignon - Salon by motorway.There are many nice places to stay not far from Avignon which would be easier to visit Salon but if you are only here for one day you have to weigh up the driving! Good luck Escargot