Rampal Latour Marseille soap takes care of your skin
First stop in the morning is in the center of Salon to visit a historical factory that remains virtually unchanged where they make soap bars and flakes. Next stop, in the afternoon, is in the Bel Air quarter to explore the modern soap factory where they make the liquids (black soap, organic body and hair washes and gels), soft soap and ... the renowned Marseille soap. Savonnerie Rampal-Latour was recently awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (living heritage company) label by the state for the excellence of their know-how.
In 2004, Jean-Louis Plot followed in the footsteps of five generations of Rampals when he took over the running of this historic family business. 190 years after Pierre, the pioneer, soap-maker, things have moved smoothly from tradition to innovation because Jean-Louis considers himself heir to a veritable high-quality, environmentally-friendly, concentration of traditional expertise. Because nowadays water is harder than ever and skins are getting dryer, Rampal-Latour created an exceptional Marseille soap that softens the skin due to native glycerin; it contains as much as a moisturizing cream.
The procedure enhances the dermatological benefits of Marseille soap mainly due to the use of raw materials of the highest purity. Production is more ecological as it uses a quarter of the water and only a seventh of the energy usually required. Traditionally stamped on all six sides, Rampal-
Latour Marseille soap cube is a complete skincare product.
See for yourself for a free guided
tour or on National Heritage Days in September or at the Open Day in October!
IN SALON DE PROVENCE
Historic factory / Outlet
71, rue Félix Pyat (near the theater) Tel.: 09 70 71 60 94
Free guided tour
from Monday to Saturday
at 10 am and 11 am
Modern factory / Outlet
201, impasse Monge
(near the racecourse) - Tel.: 09 70 71 60 93Free guided tour
From Monday to Saturday
at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
Shop (outlet price)
76, cours Gimon
(near the town hall)
Tel.: 09 67 30 76 70
Open Monday to Saturday