Has a great shop for soap people. Tour was interesting, but need to call ahead to ensure a English tour. Ours was in French.
Savonnerie Marius Fabre
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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.
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
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
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!
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.
If you want to buy soap from Marseille, this is the place to go.... Quality product, beautiful shop.
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!
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
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