Marseille Soap Museum offers a unique tour within Savonnerie du Midi’s factory, founded in 1894.
Discover the museum inaugurated in December 2018, our know how and our territory in a pedagogical visit.
This visit is set up within one of the last historical soap factories in the region : La Savonnerie du Midi. The museum allows to discover Marseille soap’s history, its traditional manufacturing process perpetuated by La Savonnerie du Midi, its uses but also its territorial anchorage and its industrial context. One of the most beautiful private collections of Marseille Soap is exhibited. It belongs to Josette and Vittorio Quittard, two person from Marseille who are passionate by Marseille Soap’s history for more than 20 years. Photographs, vats, old soap, advertisements, stampes, washboards, beaters … in total nearly 250 objects of all kinds are displayed in three space !
Built around the cauldron room, the factory’s heart, the Museum also reveals the process of saponification and offers a complete tour of the factory, to understand better the different stages of Marseille Soap’s fabrication.
Labels & Certifications
Our Museum respects legal and regulatory norms of Institutions Receiving Public (ERP). This is the first Marseille Soap Museum, located in Marseille, in the manufacturing site (industrial tourism). We are committed to offer you the best experience !