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.
…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.”