Discover the values of our savonnerie
With more than 167 years of existence, Savonnerie Fer à Cheval perpetuates the method of manufacturing and saponifying Marseille soap in cauldrons according to the true “Marseillaise” method. It was in the 19th century, in the Marseille city, that hundreds of small factories made soap, the flagship product of Marseille.
Since 1856, Savonnerie Fer à Cheval has inherited exceptional know-how and a distinctive art of living. Over the years, we have preserved our artisanal knowledge, passed down from generation to generation, while cultivating our true savoir-vivre.
Our Savonnerie Fer à Cheval founded with other soap factories in the Marseille region the Union of Marseille Soap Professionals to promote true traditional know-how. We have set up a logo guaranteeing you a quality soap manufactured according to the process established by the Edit de Colbert.
The manufacturing criteria for Traditional Marseille Soap:
A geographical origin : Marseille region
Manufactured in cauldrons using the Marseille process in 5 steps
A composition of exclusively vegetable oils and whitout additives (perservatives, colorings, perfumes, animal fats)
For more information on the UPSM association, consult : UPSM - Union des Professionnels du Savon de Marseille (savon-de-marseille-traditionnel.fr)
The authenticity of Fer à Cheval lies in its long history and its unrivaled artisanal know-how since 1856. The brand embodies the symbol of Marseille, an emblematic city, as well as its Provençal culture, radiating throughout the world. Rooted in the tradition and values of Provence, Fer à Cheval represents the very essence of this region. Thus, Maison Fer à Cheval is a true ambassador of Provençal culture, offering the world an authentic experience steeped in history.
Art of living
In the Fer à Cheval house, the art of living is a balanced fusion between the past and the present. Each room in the Fer à Cheval house can accommodate our products and benefit from their use. Fer à Cheval houses inspire conviviality to live to the rhythm of time, the seasons and its inhabitants.
A heritage to protect
Established since 1856 in the heart of the city of Marseille, Savonnerie Fer à Cheval is today one of the last to perpetuate the tradition of an entire city. Far from the industrial giants, Vrai Savon de Marseille requires special attention. Our Master Soap Makers keep an incessant eye on their soap paste: each bubble, each smell, each noise, each bloom has its meaning that only they can translate.