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Visit of the Marius Fabre soap factory

Guided tours of the soap factory

Address of the soap factory : 148, avenue Paul Bourret 13300 Salon de Provence, France.

Opening times of the Marius Fabre shop click here

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 Marseille soap with the same passion. This traditional know-how, handed down through generations in our family, guarantees that Marseille soap has kept its peerless quality over centuries. We invite you to discover our traditional soap factory, during a guided tour.

To book a guided tour in English, please contact us : tourisme@marius-fabre.fr

Marseille soap cauldrons

Guided tours hours

Winter : From Sept.1st to June 30th :

  • For individual visitors (no need to book) : Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am, Wednesdays 2:30 pm.

  • Groups and tours in English : Pre-bookings only.

Summer - From July 1st to August 31st :

Guided tours during the school holidays

From july 1rst to july 11th 2020 and from august 24 to august 31, guided tours will take place from monday to saturday (reservation will be required) at the following times: 









From july 13th to august 22 2020, guided tours will take place from monday to saturday (reservation will be required) at the following times: 













For your health and the one of our employees, , special guided tour arrangements have been made

Soap factory guided tour will  take place in compliance with the following sanitary measures: 

- You will have to book your place online 

- you will have to wear a mask during all the guided tour

- You will be able to wash your hand with soap or hydroalcoolique gel, which will be at your disposal

- you will have to respect a distance of 1 meter with the others visitors

Thanks in advance and we wish you a nice guided tour!

Marquage des barres de savon de Marseille

Open on August 15th and on European Heritage Days.

Closed on the other public holidays and between Christmas and New Year's Day.


  • For individual visitors : Free entry for the soap factory and the Marseille soap Museum.

  • Groups (until 25 people) : 25€.

The Marseille soap Museum

The Marseille soap Museum is to be found in an old drying-room, within the Marius Fabre saop factory. The musuem recounts the fascinating story of soap in Provence, wich starts in the Middle Ages. The Marius Fabre company has conserved precious evidence : carved boxwood stamps, tools, early soap moulds...

This musuem is the living reflection of a traditional activity that has been the Marius family's enterprise for over a century.

Free entry for individual visitors.

Groups (until 25 people) : 15€, pre-bookings only.


From October 1st to March 31st : Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / 2:00 - 5:30 pm.

From April 1st to September 30th : Monday to Saturday, 09:30 am - 12:00 pm / 2:00 -6:30 pm.

For more information : www.musee-savon-marseille.com

Traditional Marseille soap