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The History of Savonnerie Le Serail
The Savonnerie “Le Serail” is the last artisanal and traditional soap-making in Marseille based in the Phocéenne city.
In the 1900s, Marseilles’s big city of Provence saw its soap factories – a hundred at the time – close one after the other due to the massive arrival of laundry.
A man, returning from deportation in Germany, Vincent BOETTO, made the bet to create in 1949 the Savonnerie le Serail, in order to perpetuate the know-how and the tradition of the real soap of Marseille.
He then took over a farm located inside the city, where he installed the equipment needed to manufacture the traditional Marseille soap cube, and in particular the cauldrons in which the soap paste was made.
Today, it is his son, Daniel, proud of this heritage, who took over the reins of soap factory in 2009 and who perpetuates the know-how left by his father.
Thus, all the equipment is of period, and has been preserved as well as all the steps necessary to the manufacture of the traditional soap of Marseille, which allowed him to obtain the label “Enterprise of Living Heritage” Awarded by the Marseille Chamber of Commerce.
For generations, our concern has been to respect and perpetuate the manufacture of Genuine Marseille Soap cooked in an old-fashioned cauldron.
Thanks to its hypoallergenic and bactericidal properties, Marseille soap is highly recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin.