In the 1900s, Marseilles big city of Provence sees its soap factories - a hundred at the time - close one after the other because of the massive arrival of the detergents.
A man, deported back to Germany, Vincent BOETTO, made the bet to create in 1949 the Savonnerie le Sérail, in order to perpetuate the know-how and the tradition of the real Marseille soap.
He then takes over a farm located inside the city, and installs there the equipment necessary for the manufacture of the cube of traditional soap of Marseilles, and in particular the cauldrons in which the soap paste is made.
Today, it is his son, Daniel, proud of this heritage, who took over the reins of the soap factory in 2009 and who perpetuates the know-how left by his father.
Thus, all the equipment is from time, and was preserved as well as all the steps necessary to the manufacture of the traditional soap of Marseilles, which also allowed him to obtain the label "Entreprise du Living heritage "awarded by the Marseille CCI.