The Great History of Marseille Soap


Used since Antiquity, Marseille soap finds its origin in Aleppo soap (Syria). Thanks to the Crusades, the method of making soap became more popular around the Mediterranean, and Marseille produced its own soap from the 12th century.

Follow your guide through the Old Port and La Canebière to learn where and how the raw materials needed for soap production were once delivered. Visit a traditional soap factory to learn about the history of Marseille soap and its manufacturing process.

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The Great History of Marseille Soap


  • Meeting point: Quai des Belges under the shade house
  • Max group size : 10 people
  • Duration : 2 hours
  • Difficulty level : easy
  • Visit of a soap factory included
  • Come with your smartphone and earphones to benefit from the “audio-tour” service.
  • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
  • Free for children under 12 years old
  • Lunch not included


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  • Page Name: Roman - Avignon, Valence, Orange...
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    License N° 12/83/33/P
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