A Soap Opera Story
In the 19th century in Marseille, hundreds of little manufacturers produced soap, Marseille's iconic product. For one of them, it was the beginning of a special adventure...
In 1856, on Chemin de Saint-Marthe, a candle manufacturer quickly and exclusively became a factory dedicated to producing Marseille Soap... After an acquisition in 1895, the factory manufactured Marseille soap on behalf of several brands including Le Chat, and in 1953 it assumed charge of perpetuating a historic brand that since 2003 remains the factory's one and only prized product: Fer à Cheval soap.
Here, they manufacture and select the ingredients to create the bases for Marseille Soap... They are at the very source of the product and pass on this know-how from generation to generation, so much so that they have been recognised as a Living Heritage Company in France and hold a Tourism Quality label for maintaining age-old expertise.