Summer 2017 at Marius Fabre soap factory !
July & August : Visits from Monday to Friday, at 10 : 30 am and 2 : 30 pm.
Open on July 14th and August 15th. Visits at 10 : 30 am and 2 : 30 pm.
For the TOUR DE FRANCE, July 21st, our shop will be open from 9 : 30 am to 7 pm. Visits at 10 : 30 am and 2 : 30 pm, on July 21st and July 22nd.
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 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 visit.
To reserve a guided visit in English, please call this number : 04.90.53.82.75
The Marseille Soap Museum is to be found in an old drying-room, within the Marius Fabre soap factory.
The museum recounts the fascinating story of soap in Provence, which starts in the Middle Ages. The Marius Fabre company has conserved precious evidence : carved boxwood stamps, tools, early soap moulds, stencils for wooden crates, old packaging, company stationery, wash-boards…
This museum is the living reflection of a traditional activity that has been the Marius Fabre family’s enterprise for over a century.
Opening times from April 1st to September 30th: Monday to Saturday : 9.30 – 12.30 am / 2.00 – 7.00pm
Opening times from October 1st to March 31th: Monday to saturday : 9.30 – 12.30 am / 2 – 6.00 pm.
Opened for “Patrimony days” (end of September)
Closed during Christmas holidays, and for public holidays.
Tel. : 00 33 (0)4 90 53 82 75
Free entrance for individuals.
Groups : please call to reserve