Rampal savonnerie Latour - artisan SOAP

Salon de Provence - Savons

Rampal family, 5 generations of men of passion. The story begins in the 18th century. Rampal J.J., master SOAP in Marseille, emigrated to the United States during the Revolution of 1789. Back in Provence, it transmits its know-how to son Jacques, who works as a master SOAP on behalf of traders at the Court of Pan SOAP in Marseille. In the 19th century, Pierre Rampal, his son, he also master SOAP, works at the savonnerie Gounelle in Salon-de-Provence. In 1900, assisted by his two sons, Jacques and François, it gets the gold medals for its oil and its soaps at the universal exhibition of Versailles. These awards, the SOAP master take their independence and settled in 1907 at 71 rue Félix Pyat at Salon. In the 20th century, Jacques and François Rampal suffer the crisis, notably during the great war. The raw materials are rare and expensive, deliveries difficult... Germaine Rampal, the daughter of Jacques, replaces his father who is mobilized, just like male staff. In 1950, Germaine passes control to his brother René Rampal. At that time, no longer are the difficulties of the war that must be managed: it is all the SOAP that we must save! Indeed, the appearance of the washing powders and modern detergents were quickly made to dethrone the SOAP of Marseilles who was until then the only product household and toiletry products used by our washerwomen. Always backup expertise, René Rampal, fifth of his generation, is aware that it must innovate if it wants to survive. In 1970, man of passion and intuition, he embarked on the manufacture of soaps scented with scents of Provence. Talented precursor, the success does not wait. In 1985, René Rampal, present at the side of his sister Germaine, faithful heir to this long and strong family tradition, is the first to launch the plant 100% SOAP. It is again the success. In 1990, benefiting from the excellent image of Provence, and particularly in Anglo-Saxon countries, customer widens and becomes international. In 2004, Jean-Louis PLOT resumes the Savonnerie, entrusted and transmitted by René RAMPAL, at the age of 87. Successors of five generations of masters SOAP, Jean-Louis PLOT, and his wife Irene are aware heirs and officials of this know-how continuously since the 18th century...In July August tour and free projection from Monday to Friday at 10:30

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Where to stay

Domaine Du Bois Vert
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Domaine Du Bois Vert

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Citotel Vendôme
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Citotel Vendôme

Salon de Provence

Located in the town centre, between the Hôtel de Ville (town hall) and the Fontaine Moussue (mossy fountain). Cool, quiet interior garden the spacious rooms look on to the garden and all have a full bathroom. Supervised car park 100 m from hotel. Quiet hotel, rooms giving on to patio, all…

Chez Mémé
B&B

Chez Mémé

Pélissanne

Au cœur de Pélissanne, dans l'ancienne Maison des Consuls, 3 chambres vous attendent pour votre séjour en Provence. Tarif: 60€ / nuit

Les Balcons Du Pilon
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Les Balcons Du Pilon

Salon de Provence

Individual of type 2 air-conditioned House located in the wing of a beautiful property at 2 steps from the historic center of living room and quiet. With an entirely independent entry. The living kitchen in the DRC overlook a beautiful terrace tiled with corner plancha. The kitchen is fully…

Château de Couloubriers
B&B

Château de Couloubriers

Grans

Au pied des Alpilles, dans le calme absolu d'un domaine de 40 ha, le Château de Couloubriers offre à ses hôtes un séjour de quiétude en chambre d'hôte ou gîte. Les chambres, spacieuses et personnalisées, allient le charme d'un mobilier ancien à un grand confort. Au pied des Alpilles,…

The Mas du Soleil
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The Mas du Soleil

Salon de Provence

Name on the heights of St Côme, a property of the 18th century is was formerly Clos Angelussi, Clos des Anges. In the city of Nostradamus, this building to the Italian fingerprints is now converted into a hotel-restaurant 4 stars. Remains of charm where it is good to live. Francis Robin invites…

Albizia
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Albizia

Salon de Provence

Small independent, atypical House, in quiet area of Salon de Provence, a 15-minute walk from the city centre and 5 minutes from a fitness trail! Shops nearby! Rental for two people.Ideal for visiting Provence, you will be seated in a studio of 30 m2, including for your convenience: a TV corner…

Villa Glanum
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Villa Glanum

Salon de Provence

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Mas De Lure
B&B

Mas De Lure

Salon de Provence

Located in the centre of the Val de Cuech, in an outstanding natural environment of wooded hills, Mas de Lure offers 4 large comfortable rooms in a house full of character, with access to the tennis court and 7x14 m swimming pool. 3 ground-floor rooms with en-suite and private terraces with…

Things to do

Domaine du Mas les Bories
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Domaine du Mas les Bories

Salon de Provence

Proposed property visit. Products are available in direct sales. The Mas of the Domaine name takes its name through the bories which are scattered on the property... The Domaine are small houses in the region of igloo-shaped stone. Serving in time the shelter of the shepherds for the winter,…

GR2013 : De Salon de Provence à Pélissanne
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GR2013 : De Salon de Provence à Pélissanne

Salon de Provence, Pélissanne

Cette étape débute avec la découverte du château de l'Empéri un château chargé d'histoire pour la ville de Salon. Vous entrerez ensuite dans la Chaine des Côtes ou aussi appelé massif des Costes.

Chocolate the Nostradamus
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Chocolate the Nostradamus

Salon de Provence

Master Chocolatier! Factory of chocolates and sweets Bertrand, creator of the 'Nostradamus' delicacy made from marzipan with orange peel wrapped white chocolate and other specialties.

Museum of the Empéri, Salon and Crau and room Theodore Jourdan
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Museum of the Empéri, Salon and Crau and room Theodore Jourdan

Salon de Provence

Perched on the rock of Puech overlooking the town of Salon, the medieval fortress of the Empéri was residence of the archbishops of Arles 9th to 18th centuries. It now houses the old collections Raoul and Jean Brunon, rich of France, devoted to the French military history from Louis XIV up to…

7th sense - chocolate
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7th sense - chocolate

Salon de Provence

Chocolates

Le Centre Ancien
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Le Centre Ancien

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Le centre ancien comprend un ensemble remarquable de façades ornées (fin 18e- début 19e siècles) en particulier sur le cours Camille Pelletan. Plusieurs façades sont datées du règne de Louis XV (style Rocaille provençal) en particulier le n°34, à décor de mascarons l'hôtel au n°29…

Daniel EGEA - direct sales of Apple juice and organic vegetables
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Daniel EGEA - direct sales of Apple juice and organic vegetables

Salon de Provence

Producers offering direct sales of Apple juice and organic vegetables in the city centre.

The Tourist Office shop - Point permanent sale items of the PAF
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The Tourist Office shop - Point permanent sale items of the PAF

Salon de Provence

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The Levade mill
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The Levade mill

Salon de Provence

Foin de Crau producer certified for domestic rodents. No visit to the public.

Where to eat

3 Poivrons
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3 Poivrons

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Salon de Provence

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The talk box
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Salon de Provence

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Ibis Salon de Provence
Cuisine de Provence

Ibis Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence

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Domaine de Roquerousse
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The table of the Abbey of the Holy Cross
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Le Mas du Soleil
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The castle of Ramachandran
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Frescoes, gilt and hangings… Château de Richebois' pomp and splendour offers a fitting backdrop for its refined Provencal cuisine. The John Dory with ginger and lamb cutlets with cornflower petals are served in the truly lordly setting of this 17th-century domain, set at the end of a majestic…

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