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

Marseille soap cauldrons

Guided tours hours

Guided tours during the school holidays

From monday to friday every morning at 10:30 am and every afternoon at 2:30 pm

Arrival ¼ hours before the guided tour's start

Exceptionally guided tours from Thursday 30 May to Saturday 2 June 2019

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

Arrival ¼ hours before the guided tour's start

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

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

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

Summer - From July 1st to August 31st :

  • For individual visitors (no need to book) : Monday to Friday from 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.
    (Sevral guided tours will be organized according to the number's of visitors.)

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

Marking bar of Marseille soap

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 :

Traditional Marseille soap