Free tour of our historic soap factory

Immerse yourself in authenticity and tradition by visiting our historic factory. By entering thisfactory inaugurated in 1907, you will immediately be transported to the atmosphere of traditional Salonaise soap factories by its unique atmosphere, the delicate scents that will surround you.

Rose, lavender, verbena: have fun guessing our many flavors in store! In a friendly and warm atmosphere, the guided tour will take you to thediscovery of the profession of master soap makerswith our historic cauldrons. In particular, learn the secrets of making and drying our pure soap flakes for laundry care, which respect delicate fibers and sensitive skin.

Free guided tours

Visiting hours:
Wednesday to Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Only by reservation
online or by phone at09 70 71 60 94.

Meet 20 minutes before the start of the visit at:
71 rue Felix Pyat
13300 Salon-de-Provence

For private guided tours, please contact us to book or if you have any questions regarding the visits:09 70 71 60 94.

The story of an artisanal factory passing on its manufacturing secrets for generations...

The story begins in 1828, when Pierre RAMPAL works as“Master Soapmaker”at the Court-de-Payen soap factory in Marseille. He transmitted his know-how to his son and his grandson, Pierre Lazare RAMPAL, who achieved excellence and in 1900 obtained a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of Versailles. In 1907, he created his own soap factory in Salon de Provence at 71 rue Félix Pyat. Today, you can discover a site, which will tell you all its authentic history. We open our doors to those wishing to share a unique moment in a warm atmosphere, and ready to explore the noble craftsmanship of the Marseille soap factory.

A soap factory established in Salon de Provence, capital of soap since 1873

In the 19th century, Salon de Provence started in the wake of Marseille, its ambition was to continue and develop the manufacture of soap. In 1873, the city manages to become one of the main regional centers in the manufacture and trade of soap thanks to its important resources in oils, the progressive mechanization of production and the arrival of the railway.

The First World War and then the advent of washing powders marked a halt to decades of euphoria for the craft of soap. If in 1900 there were twelve soap factories in Salon de Provence, there are only two left today, including our soap factory, Rampal Latour, proud to transmit and constantly improve its know-how as a master soap maker, and to promoting Marseille soap, made with respect for tradition.

Symbol of a historical heritage and traditional know-how, we attach great importance to opening the doors of our universe to you to make you discover the artisanal production of our traditional soaps, good, simple and true.
Also come and discover ourmanufacturing workshops for our shampoos, shower gel and Marseille soap invisiting our modern factory.Unusual discovery between cauldrons, traditional method and innovation to meet our expectations today. Between tradition and innovation, always with respect and passion.

Visit of the historic Rampal Latour factory

Discover the profession of master soap makers with our historic cauldrons. Visit us in our century-old soap factory,at 71 rue Félix Pyat in Salon-de-Provence, is more than a discovery: it's a real start on a journey in an unusual universe. You will move forward with confidence because from your first steps in our factory, the generous scents of our scented soaps in our shop will guide you, and follow you, very closely.

An enthusiastic team will invite you to take part in the life of the soap factory and in a family atmosphere will share with you the story of a passion. That of the profession of soap maker who has received the gift of improving people's lives.

The Rampal Latour “pluses” of the Historic soap factory

  • Discovery of the know-how of our scented soaps and the famous soap flakes
  • Visit of the facilities of yesteryear
  • An authentic and enchanting setting for a memorable visit.
  • Access 5 minutes from the Municipal Theater
  • Easy parking for groups (parking nearby)