Fer à Cheval

In the 19th century in Marseille, hundreds of little manufacturers produced soap, Marseille’s iconic product. In 1856, one of them, originally, a candle manufacturer, became a factory dedicated to producing Marseille Soap. Now, Fer à Cheval is the oldest Marseille soap factory to perpetuate its production using an age-old recipe. With attention to detail, Fer à Cheval manufactures and select the ingredients to create the base of the key product in Marseille culture. The company passes on this know-how from generation to generation, so much so that it is now a Living Heritage Company and hold a Tourism Quality label for maintaining age-old expertise.

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