Starting this year we are proud to announce that the Savonnerie du Midi has joined the exclusive group of Marseille companies rewarded by the label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (Living Heritage Company).
A bit of history
When the company ‘la Savonnerie du midi’ was founded in 1894, three brands were created. Today only one remains, “La Corvette”, recognizable by its navy blue logo representing an old sailing ship which encompasses 125 years of history.
A master soap maker still utilises his talents for the soap production according to traditions. Using tools that are sometimes 100 years old such as ‘the cauldron’, the traditional Marseille soap, is made of 72% olive oil, with a unique simple geometric shape and sides stamped with the ‘Savon de Marseille’ seal of authenticity.
Museum and factory store
Since 2018, the site has been opened to the public and welcomes visitors to discover its museum and factory store.
/!\ If you are short of time, you will find a range of products from the Savonnerie du Midi soap factory in our store!