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On the occasion of the group's 60th anniversary, the Domaine du Carla will open its doors to the public for the first time during the European Heritage Days

To celebrate the Group's 60th anniversary, three emblematic Pierre Fabre sites will open their doors during the 39thème edition of the European Heritage Days, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. A great first for the Domaine du Carla located in a green setting nestled in the Sidobre, in the middle of hundred-year-old trees. During these 2 days, young and old will also be able to discover the Botanical Conservatory and the Soual factory. The gardens and greenhouses of the Conservatory will reveal all the secrets of Pierre Fabre cosmetic and pharmaceutical products through a unique plant heritage. Located a few steps from the Conservatory, the Soual production plant can also be visited free of charge. This is an opportunity to go behind the scenes of 3 unique places to understand the origins, the functioning, the ambitions of the 2ème private French pharmaceutical company and 2ème a global dermo-cosmetic laboratory.

Domaine du Carla - Discover the history of 6 decades of the Pierre Fabre Group

For the first time, the general public will have the opportunity to visit the most discreet of the Pierre Fabre group's sites: built in 1875, the Domaine du Carla is a property located in a 90-hectare park, which used to house the founder's office. This elegant building is now a hotel reception area that embodies the company's values: closeness to nature, authenticity of exchanges and a sense of beauty. It is also the showcase for all the Group's brands and products.

Guided tours and free animations will be planned on a circuit of about 2 hours, on compulsory registration on the site European Heritage Days 2022

The Botanical Conservatory of Cambounet-sur-le-Sor - Understand the botanical expertise of the Pierre Fabre group, as well as its actions to protect biodiversity

A few kilometers from Castres, there is a 19th century mansion surrounded by a park of 6 hectares, four of which are formal gardens. It is here that the Botanical Conservatory of Bosc dal Mas was built in 2001, at the request of Pierre Fabre himself. A unique and meaningful concept, the Conservatory is entirely dedicated to research, protection and conservation: more than 900 plant species, including 285 protected species, are currently housed there.

Research into natural substances of therapeutic or dermo-cosmetic interest has always been a major research focus at Pierre Fabre. 62 % of revenues are linked to products with active ingredients derived from nature. More than 240 plants are used in the group's products.

Nature is a fabulous field of exploration and it is there that the Group's researchers will find the medicines and treatments of tomorrow.

Aware of its dependence on biodiversity, Green Mission Pierre Fabre is doing everything possible to preserve nature, protect endangered species, discover plant engineering and pass on its passion for plants to the younger generations.

Workshops will be organized for adults and children, with the possibility of discovering the collections of rare, medicinal or cosmetic plants.

Duration of the free visit: about 2 hours. Registration required on the European Heritage Days 2022 website

L'Usine de Soual Pierre Fabre - Discover the production activities of dermo-cosmetic care

The first factory of the Pierre Fabre group built in 1969, this factory of more than 33000m2 is at the cutting edge of technology, powered at 80% by renewable energy. For 40 years, the Soual site has been manufacturing and packaging Pierre Fabre dermo-cosmetic products (Avène Thermal Water, Ducray, A-Derma, Klorane, René Furterer...). This agile, flexible and competitive site, which has 31 automatic production and packaging lines, achieves an annual production of 140 million units, i.e. approximately 700,000 units per day.

Duration of the free visit: about 2 hours. Registration required on the European Heritage Days 2022 website

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