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 call this number : +33 (0)4 90 53 82 75

Guided tours

From Sept. 1st to June 30th :

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am, Wednesdays 2:30 pm

  • Groups (at least 15 people) & tours in English or Italian : Pre-bookings only

  • During school holidays (winter holiday, spring holiday and All Saints holiday), guided tours every morning at 10:30 am and every afternoons at 2:30 pm, from Monday to Friday (Please be there at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour). 

From July 1st to August 31st :

  • For individual visitors (no need to book) : Monday to Friday from 10:30 am and from 2:30 pm

  • Several guided tours will be organized according to the number of visitors

  • Groups (at least 15 people) & tours in English or Italian : Pre-bookings only

Open on July 14th, on August 15th and on European Heritage Days.
Closed on the other public holidays and between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Prices :

  • For individual visitors : FREE entry of the soap factory + of the Marseille soap Museum 
  • Groups (until 25 people) : 25 €

New : Guided Tours with workshop

  • Only saturdays during the french school holidays of february
    (09/02/2019 - 16/02/2019 - 23/02/2019 - 02/03/2019 - 09/03/2019).

  • Every morning at 10:30 am and afternoon at 02:30 pm

The Marseille soap Museum

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…

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

FREE entry for individual visitors

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


From Oct. 1st to March 31st : Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm / 2-6 pm

From April 1st to Sept. 30th : Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm / 2-7 pm

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