Beautiful Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
La Belle Provençe
France's most popular tourist region!
Savon de Marseille is a treasured symbol of Provençal culture and famed throughout the world. It is emblematic not only of the cosmopolitan city of Marseille itself, but also the entire region of Provence where the tradition of soap making dates back more than 600 years.
Provence is the inspiration that provides the passion for our business. From the Lavender fields of the Drôme Provençale and Vaucluse, through the unspoiled nature, agriculture, horticulture and viticulture of Var, to the essential oils and fragrances of Grasse, “The World Capital of Perfume” nestling in the foothills of the Alpes-Maritimes département.
Most importantly, Provence is the source of all the beautiful natural and organic ingredients that go into making our gorgeous natural skincare products. For centuries, in the perfect warm and sunny climate, using traditional methods, artisan craft master soap-makers have combined the region's rich organic produce with alkaline ash made from marine plants of the Camargue and sea-water from the Mediterranean to produce these, the world’s most famous and sought-after soaps.
Why not join us then, and follow the French Soaps trail and discover the superabundant region of “La Belle Provence”, step by bountiful step.
All things French and Beautiful
Provence, the south-eastern region of continental France, has long held a special fascination for travellers from all over the world.
Whilst some of the iconic symbols of Provence - the lavender fields, the Camargue, the Pont d'Avignon or the Mont Sainte-Victoire so often painted by Cézanne, are or seem specifically attached to this region, others including the olive groves, the dry rocky coastline with its scented stunted pine trees, the evening air filled with the chi-chi-chi of a thousand crickets, and even the villages and vineyards, are all features that characterise large stretches of this Mediterranean coastline and its hinterland.
But what is it that distinguishes Provence from the rest, and gives it that special attraction that it seems to have not just for foreigners, but even for many of the French themselves?
First, we must go back to the very beginning...
Follow the French soaps trail...
Discover Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur département by département
Stretching from the Rhône to the Italian border, the "Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur" region encompasses the south-eastern French départements of Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Alpes-Maritimes. Each of these are in turn sub-divided into between two to four smaller sub-prefectures.
Discover Beautiful Provence Video Gallery
Sit back and relax, see the sights, hear the sounds, feel the atmosphere and enjoy a sensorial journey around Provence.
Discover the Landscape
Discover the lavender fields of Provence in this beautiful short film by natural landscape photographer Gerard Seigneur
Experience an ancient mediterranean crossroads that is today the cosmopolitan capital of Provence
in this film by Mathieu Maxime
Discover the Wildlife
See the wildlife in Provence throughout the seasons in this stunning film by the renowned wildlife photographer Nicolas Ughetto
Marseille soaps have been produced by French artisan craft master soap makers using
traditional methods for over 600 years.
Uniting the rich organic produce of Provence with natural and ecological values, they create exquisite soaps with exceptional skin care properties.
Here you can discover their heritage and find out why they are internationally recognised
as some of the best soaps in the world.