The Marvelous Soaps of Marseille (Savon de Marseille)

Savon de Marseille, sold at outdoor market stall

Soaps made in traditional fashion and within the city limits of Marseille, France, are the only ones allowed by French law to use the coveted name: Savon de Marseille. What makes this simple, mild soap so special? Why is it favored in exclusive boutiques and salons in the U.S. and Europe? Recently I went in search of the answer in Marseille itself. On La Canabiére, the city's main boulevard, La ... Read Full Article