Office de Tourisme de Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence - Tourist office

Salon-de-Provence developed greatly in 1936 when the Air Force base and Flying School were set up in its district. But it first became well-known much earlier, in the 16th century.

Salon, half-way between the Alpilles Hills and Berre Lagoon, was where the prophet Nostradamus grew up. This world-famous visionary is still omnipresent in the town. You can visit his home, see his statue standing in the town centre, and study his strange and famous “centuries”. These disturbing predictions, written in the form of quatrain verses in groups of one hundred, continue to fascinate the public.

This town is in the heart of countryside dominated by olive groves. Salon’s olive oil industry began in the 15th century, and the town then successfully started to produce Marseille soap. There are still two small-scale soapworks operating.
The ostentatious houses built by the soap makers in the 19th century are worth a look.

The old town covers a hillock crowned by the Chateau de l’Empéri (Empéri Castle). Modern neighbourhoods spread around its foot, separated by a wide belt of shaded avenues. The castle, the former residence of the Archbishops of Arles; was largely rebuilt in the 13th century. Remarkably well kept, it is a must for visitors, particularly as there is an astonishing museum in the shadow of its towers, with a very detailed exhibition of military items and traditions over the centuries.

A few yards away, there are fine examples of Salon’s buildings, such as the Hôtel de Ville Renaissance (Renaissance Town Hall, 1665) with its classical façade, the Collegiate Church of Saint Laurent (14th - 17th centuries), a fine example of Provencal Gothic, the moss-covered fountain or Saint Michael’s Church, with its two bell-towers.

  • Pets allowed
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Auditif
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Mental
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Moteur
  • Ville fleurie : 3 fleurs

Information provided by OT Salon de Provence

Nearby

  1. Le Chamois

    Holiday rental

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

    Cultural place

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  3. Cave Coopérative Vinicole de Pélissanne

    Wines

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  4. AT THE CASTLE

    Cuisine de Provence

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Where to stay

La Salonenque
B&B

La Salonenque

Salon de Provence

You will be seduced by the typical atmosphere of an authentic Provençal mas at 2 steps from the Center City the House puts at your disposal a space of 32 m 2 consisting of a living room with sofa, TV, fridge, a bedroom with a bed 140/190, of a bathroom with toilet and shower, of a private…

Le Mas des Vergers
B&B

Le Mas des Vergers

Salon de Provence

At 2.5 kms from the North of Salon de Provence, in the countryside, surrounded by meadows and fruittrees, traditional cottage offering 2 rooms (+ a cottage in preparation). In front of the mas, big field turfed and shaded with private garden rooms. The small breakfast/sitting room is located on…

Abbaye de Sainte Croix
Hotel

Abbaye de Sainte Croix

Salon de Provence

Former Abbey Romanesque of the 12th in the countryside on the heights of living room. Panoramic exceptional within a framework of lavender and Rosemary, some rooms have been restored in former cells of monks. Charm, refinement and character will complement the calm that you will find in these…

Villa Glanum
Holiday rental

Villa Glanum

Salon de Provence

Residence VILLA GLANUM is equipped with nine (2015) by the owner with all the comfort wished and expected.Rental rates are degressive according to the time and season.New construction performed January 2015.-Residence VILLA GLANUM is ideally located in the heart of PROVENCE, in outside the city…

Mas de Lure
B&B

Mas de Lure

Salon de Provence

The Mas de Lure is located 2.5 km from the center of Salon de Provence in a wooded and protected environment. In the hollow of a valley into the hills, you will enjoy the property of 8000 sqm fully fenced, the pool (from 01/04 to 15/10 - 7x14 m - depth 1.50 m - secured by alarm), relaxing corners…

Cosmos
Holiday rental

Cosmos

Pélissanne

Au pied du Massif des Costes dans un quartier calme au milieu des amandiers et des oliviers, appartement spacieux de 92 m² situé au 1er étage de la maison de la propriétaire. Grand séjour/salon. Cuisine indépendante équipée. 2 chambres avec 1 lit/2 pers et 2 chambres avec 1 lit/1 pers.…

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…

Contact hôtel le Select
Hotel

Contact hôtel le Select

Salon de Provence

Private mansion of the 17th century in a quiet street 200 metres from the town centre. Provençal style with interior garden, warm family welcome, stopover nights arranged with several restaurants close to the hotel. Satellite TV and Canal Plus, direct phone line (incoming and outgoing calls).…

Villa Liliane
Holiday rental

Villa Liliane

Grans

Dans le charmant village de Grans, pittoresque et tranquille non loin de Salon de Provence, maison indépendante sur terrain clos dans une petite rue peu passante. Sur 500 m² de terrain disposant d'une piscine clôturée et sécurisée (6 x 4 - profondeur 1.5 m), d'une terrasse sur le devant de…

Things to do

Rampal SOAP Latour - artisan SOAP makers since 1828
Soap

Rampal SOAP Latour - artisan SOAP makers since 1828

Salon de Provence

The history of the Savonnerie RAMPAL LATOUR began in 1828 with Mr. Pierre RAMPAL, master SOAP maker. Since then, his passion and know-how have passed from generation to generation. The SOAP factory continues this tradition and still offers soaps handmade, manufactured in Salon de Provence. Tour…

Cave Coopérative Vinicole de Pélissanne
Wines

Cave Coopérative Vinicole de Pélissanne

Pélissanne

La cave "Les Vignerons de Pélissanne" est une cave coopérative à l'échelle d'un domaine familial (120 ha de vignes) .Elle regroupe actuellement 35 viticulteurs de Pélissanne et ses environs, Elle propose une large gamme de vins de Provence, pour accompagner tous vos plats et pour toutes les…

Maison de Nostradamus
Cultural place

Maison de Nostradamus

Salon de Provence

Discovery of the House of the famous doctor astrophile, who lived there from 1547 to 1566. The course has been set to ensure the visitor to follow the same path of initiation that was able to know Michel de Nostredame to the sixteenth century. Temporary exhibitions on the history of the…

Domaine du Mas les Bories
Olives - Huiles d'olives

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,…

Jean Potier
Clay

Jean Potier

Grans

Jean POTIER travaille la terre vernissée d'inspiration provençale traditionnelle à la base, avec une réinterprétation personnelle et originale de certains motifs qui peuvent rappeler les décors des textiles provençaux, ou d'autres issus de ses propres créations. C'est la campagne…

The Levade mill
Producer

The Levade mill

Salon de Provence

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

Cinemas "Les Arcades" and "The Club"
Cultural place

Cinemas "Les Arcades" and "The Club"

Salon de Provence

Cinemas located in the city centre, equipped with 8 rooms including two for digital projections in 3D. Broadcasts of films public, family, to copyright, in the original version. Home to school, many themed weeks (Vamos al cine, looks on childhood, week sustainable development...), evenings in…

Museum of Marseille SOAP. Marius Fabre
Cultural place

Museum of Marseille SOAP. Marius Fabre

Salon de Provence

The museum traces the history of SOAP in Provence, begun in the middle age, the Marius Fabre SOAP has kept the most valuable witnesses: stamps boxwood engraved, tools, first grinders to SOAP, stencils for shipping crates, old packaging, paper to head, washboards... Reflection of a still alive…

Les portes ouvertes (Provencal and Mediterranean products)
Fashion / shopping

Les portes ouvertes (Provencal and Mediterranean products)

Salon de Provence

Provencal and Mediterranean products.

Where to eat

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…

La Bastide du Moulin à Poivre
Cuisine de Provence

La Bastide du Moulin à Poivre

Pélissanne

Restaurant traditionnel dans une ancienne bergerie avec une agréable terrasse pour l'été, vous proposant une cuisine élaborée avec des produits frais de qualités. Glacier en été Service de traiteur pour vos événements. Fermeture le dimanche soir et lundi (sauf réservation).

La Salle à Manger "The dining room"
Food guide restaurant

La Salle à Manger "The dining room"

Salon de Provence

Cruet-SOAP of the 19th century House, richly decorated with his secret garden in the heart of Salon. Miège family opened her home to a charming generous, creative cuisine restaurant, half-caste flavours of travel...The reservation is strongly recommended! "" Restaurant recommended by '…

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.

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,…

AT THE CASTLE
Cuisine de Provence

AT THE CASTLE

Salon de Provence

World Tapas, pizzas

Pub at the Office
Cuisine de Provence

Pub at the Office

Salon de Provence

Bar beer, pub, brasserie, salads, grilled meat, dish of the day and ice. Pub Brewery located in the heart of the historical centre, in a pedestrian zone at the foot of the castle of the Empéri. Restore at any time the summer, every day.

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,…

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…

Inspirations

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Thanks to the huge success of bands such as IAM and La Fonky Family, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals. Hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab, the movement has propelled a new generation of signature names to the front of the scene: the heirs have arrived.

The Olive

The Olive

Terroir

Olive oil, olive soap and olives with herbs… A fruit you can't do without!

Villages of Provence

Villages of Provence

Lifestyle

Villages the world over envy us!

The bouillabaisse of Marseille

The bouillabaisse of Marseille

Bouillabaisse, an ancient treasure and epic adventure...