Rampal savonnerie Latour - artisan SOAP

Salon de Provence - Savon

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

Hôtel Régina
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Hôtel Régina

Salon de Provence

Charming hotel in the town centre, near the historic centre. Quiet rooms overlooking interior terrace, close to amenities, family welcome.

The Mas du Soleil
Hotel

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…

Mlle Caroline Dameron
B&B

Mlle Caroline Dameron

Grans

Demeure d’hôtes de charme du XVIII ème siècle, située au cœur de la Provence... La Magnanerie se dresse fièrement au milieu du petit village de Grans, elle est une base idéale pour partir à la découverte des sites remarquables de la région. Les Alpilles (les Baux de Provences, Saint…

Les Balcons Du Pilon
Holiday rental

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…

La Maison du Berger
Holiday rental

La Maison du Berger

Salon de Provence

Meublé touristique de 65m² équipé pour 6 personnes comprenant : - une chambre couple avec un lit 2 places et un lit 1 place. - une chambre avec deux lits 1 place. - un salon ( canapé convertible en lit 2 places ), une télévision. - une cuisine équipée ( cuisinière, réfrigérateur,…

Hôtel Révotel
Hotel

Hôtel Révotel

Salon de Provence

Revotel is an independent hotel managed and run by two people. It was completely restored and redecorated in 2004 and 2005, with a view to providing maximum comfort, service and welcome to our clientele at the lowest price. A receptionist will welcome you and offer you a hot or cold drink, or…

Hôtel du Midi
Hotel

Hôtel du Midi

Salon de Provence

400 m from the town centre, near the motorway exits. Character hotel, open every day, all year round, with private car park (charged extra). Charming small town from which you can visit our Beautiful Provence, Les Baux and small Provençal villages, the Camargue, the Luberon, Aix and Marseille,…

Maison Auguste
B&B

Maison Auguste

Salon de Provence

In an authentic manor house built in 1907, located in the heart of the District of the SOAP, Cecilia and Eric reserve you a privileged and warm hospitality. Two rooms of hosts of charm capable of accommodating two adults. The rooms and the configuration of the House we do not receive young…

Citotel Vendôme
Hotel

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…

Things to do

Chocolate the Nostradamus
Craftsman

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.

Un dimanche à la campagne
Souvenirs

Un dimanche à la campagne

Salon de Provence

Gifts, souvenirs, decoration for the House.

Le Moulin des Costes
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Le Moulin des Costes

Pélissanne

Dégustation des différentes huiles et vente des produits du moulin : huiles, olives cassées, tapenades. Objets artisanaux : poterie culinaire, bois d'olivier travaillé, idées cadeaux personnalisés. Visite guidée gratuite du moulin moderne sur rendez-vous à partir de 15 personnes (durée…

Le Fournil de l'horloge (Provencal specialities)
Souvenirs

Le Fournil de l'horloge (Provencal specialities)

Salon de Provence

Breads and Provencal specialities.

Avec Plaisirs
Souvenirs

Avec Plaisirs

Salon de Provence

We welcome you "With pleasure" in our beautiful shop located on the George two no City Hall, between the door of the new town and street Jean Blanchard, who leads to the foot of the castle of the Empéri.You can't miss us! A beautiful canopy dating from the end of the nineteenth century…

Lou Pastorel - cheese
Produits laitiers - Fromage

Lou Pastorel - cheese

Salon de Provence

Lou Pastorel - Fromager Affineur delicatessen. We offer a wide range of cheeses from all regions in France and elsewhere, of the AOC/PDO cheeses. As well as many sheep and goats cheeses produced in Provence and haute Provence. A delicatessen with quality products and original RADIUS...

Jean Potier
Clay

Jean Potier

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

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.

Committee on Crau hay. Hay producers AOC
Craftsman

Committee on Crau hay. Hay producers AOC

Salon de Provence

Hay AOC for horses, sheep and cattle.Producers of large bales: BOUQUET: 400 Kg-04.90.17.01.50 04.90.17.01.59 bouquetp@ensam.inra.fr Henri SOLLIER: 04.90.42.70.51 04.90.42.83.26 DUFOUR Xavier: 400 Kg and 200 kg (mattress) 06.11.09.01.32.04.90.50.59.93. 04.90.50.59.93. xdufour@free.fr balls:…

Where to eat

Roy - Mathias fathers table
Food guide restaurant

Roy - Mathias fathers table

Salon de Provence

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The talk box
Cuisine de Provence

The talk box

Salon de Provence

Welcomes you lunch at his table from Tuesday to Friday. Fresh, seasonal and local products. The tandem for €10 (salt pie and pastry. Spreads in seasonal vegetables, the egg with goat cheese or ham, with salad of crudenesses between €7.50 and €9.50, savoury pies (with salad of raw…

The table of the Abbey of the Holy Cross
Food guide restaurant

The table of the Abbey of the Holy Cross

Salon de Provence

If greed is not a sin, the climb up to this ancient 12th-century abbey will take you one step nearer paradise. Rising up over Salon, with aerial views over Camargue and the Alpilles from the terrace shaded by mulberry trees, this site is definitely blessed. The more-austere dining room,…

Le Mas du Soleil
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas du Soleil

Salon de Provence

The ancient Clos Angelussi - an 18th-century building on the heights of Saint-Côme - still has a wonderful Tuscan flavour to it. Within these walls redolent of provincial Sundays and the love of a job well done, French master chef Francis Robin embodies a certain philosophy of gastronomy where…

En aparthé (s)
Cuisine de Provence

En aparthé (s)

Salon de Provence

A lovely restaurant, tea room with garden and home-made salted sweet cooking. To awaken your taste buds, odours, flavours and scents at any time... Salad, quiche, bread, soup, tatin, clafouti, crumble, cheese cake, Chocolate Fudge... All our dishes are made by us. A lunch break, a family brunch,…

Ibis Salon de Provence
Cuisine de Provence

Ibis Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence

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3 Poivrons
Cuisine de Provence

3 Poivrons

Salon de Provence

Gourmet dishes, we welcome you time for a getaway in a traditional provencal décor. A small room to share warm and authentic moments in family, couple or friends in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.Nice terrace in the summer. The map that favors, freshness and originality, features the tastes…

The castle of Ramachandran
Cuisine de Provence

The castle of Ramachandran

Salon de Provence

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…

Domaine de Roquerousse
Cuisine de Provence

Domaine de Roquerousse

Salon de Provence

A beautiful building in 550 hectares of grounds, featuring shady terraces, comfort, peace and quiet, plus sports and leisure activities. Air-conditioned rooms. Tour of the hunting grounds. Restaurant.

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