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Best Savons de Marseille in Provence

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet:

Since the 17th Century, Marseille has been a leading manufacturer of the soap know as « Savon de Marseille ». In 1688, King Louis XIV established the rules for the production of the savon de Marseille. He required the use of large cauldrons and pure olive oil and prohibited any use of animal fats.

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…Continue reading here for more on the history of this once thriving industry in Provence. Philippe also shares his recommendations on a few places to buy the real “Savon de Marseille.”

Via:: Saint Remy de Provence and Around

      

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Philippe Goninet

Philippe Goninet

Philippe grew up in hotels run by family in the resort town of Vichy. Hospitality and food interests directed Goninet’s educational choices of Business School in Paris (IPAG) and the Ecole Hôteliere de Lausanne (EHL). He put his degrees to the test working in London at the French Tourist Board then at a central hotel. Then he “decided I needed sun and moved down south.” That is how he ended up in St Remy de Provence. Now this former Hotelier (managed a 4 star in St Remy for 11 years), is sharing Provence with others by offering private "tailor made" tours.

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