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La Savonnerie Bourbonnaise

On 15, Sep 2013 | No Comments | In Activities, Farming, France, Travel | By kanannie


Soaps drying.

I’m a sucker for soaps, especially if they’re made with natural ingredients and the packaging is cool (the latter being a product of my Japanese upbringing), so I was thrilled when Hubert announced we were going on a field trip to his friend’s savonnerie for lunch and a tour.

La Savonnerie Bourbonnaise.

La Savonnerie Bourbonnaise.


Olivier’s workshop.

Olivier quit his job at a pharmaceutical company, moved out of the city, bought himself a gorgeous old stone farmhouse, renovated it and runs a savonnerie out of the second building on his property. They have two adorable dogs and a billion cats that run around on their property. N and I watched him with admiration as he told us his story over lunch of Hubert’s vegetables, a toasted baguette, fresh local cheeses and organic eggs.

Bella the beautiful.

Bella, the wary and shy.

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