SERIE – DISCOVER PROVENCE THROUGH ITS FACTORIES – EPISODE 1
What’s more normal for an old silk factory than to propose a discovery of Provence through its factories? Come, follow us on the road of Provencal know-how and discover those who make live or relive our Provencal traditions:
⇒ SOAP FACTORY: There is Marseille soap and Marseille soap. The true truth is at Marius Fabre in Salon-de-Provence (Let’s also mention the Fer à Cheval, Midi and Le Sérail soap factories). From Marius to Marie and Julie, the Fabre family has respected the traditional recipe since 1900. Workshop opens from Monday to Friday at 10.30 am or 2.30 pm. 45 minutes from the hotel.
⇒ PERFUME FACTORY: A stroll in Grignan and in the workshops of the family house Durance is needed. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of manufacturing Made in Provence products, such as scented candles or home fragrances. Workshop opens from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. 1 hour from the hotel.
⇒ CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Of course, in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, there is wine. But there is also chocolate … Friends Gourmands, chocolate Castelain is your new benchmark. Original workshops (registration required), a tasting counter, a mini-workshop “discovery of wine and chocolate agreements” and a shop offer a gourmet immersion in one of the most famous chocolate factory in the region. Workshop opens from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 7 pm. 20 minutes from the hotel.
⇒ LUSTER FACTORY: You want dream full eyes! So, look no further. Go to the Mathieu Luster factory. The cradle of chandeliers in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles or the Opera Garnier is in a small village in the Luberon (Gargas). The prestige of this house, known throughout the world, is within reach by visiting this workshop of excellence to the French. Workshop and museum open from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm, then on Friday morning from 8.30 am to 12 pm. 1 hour from the hotel.