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

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Where to stay

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).…

Mas Bleu
Holiday rental

Mas Bleu

Salon de Provence

Idéal pour découvrir Alpilles et Luberon, gîte situé au 1er étage d'un mas en pierres, bénéficiant d'une situation privilégiée en campagne, à seulement 2kms du centre ville. Equipements et prestations de qualité, décoration soignée. ETG : Séjour/cuisine/salon avec canapé…

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.…

Grand hôtel de la Poste
Hotel

Grand hôtel de la Poste

Salon de Provence

A former post house dating from the 19th century, Grand Hôtel de la Poste was renovated at the beginning of the 21st century. Located right in the centre of town, you can choose a room with a view of the Clock Tower or the Mossy Fountain.

Gites Des Bergeronnettes
Holiday rental

Gites Des Bergeronnettes

Salon de Provence

Gîte attenant à la maison, construction traditionnelle provençale. Il est constitué d'un rez de chaussée avec une salle principale, coin cuisine, un wc et une salle de bain. En mezzanine couchage pour 2 adultes (140X190) et lit d'appoint réglable pour jeune enfant (- de 12 ans), lave linge,…

Hôtel Régina
Hotel

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.

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…

Dogon
B&B

Dogon

Grans

This small, sunny double bedroom, with shower/WC, is in an authentic 18th century farmhouse that has been tastefully renovated on 2.3 unenclosed hectares. Large shared living room offers comfort and harmony. Shared securised swimming pool (12x6 m) open from 01/05 to 31/10. Direct access to the…

Les volets bleus provence
B&B

Les volets bleus provence

Salon de Provence

In a beautiful provencal mas bicentennial, close to the city centre while enjoying the tranquility of the beautiful rural area room 23 m 2 with bathroom-in-shower and wc adjacent.160 bed with feet slightly raised for circulation (possibility to set foot to original on request).100EUR overnight…

Things to do

Addicted Passion
Forest adventure course

Addicted Passion

Salon de Provence

One of the largest park in the South of the France! Open all year.ADDICTED PASSION is + 190 workshops on 11 evolutionary course from the age of 2 ½.7 courses are in line of life Continue, clip from the beginning to the end, it never detaches among addicted Passion!With family, friends or even…

Savonnerie du Moulin à grain
Soap

Savonnerie du Moulin à grain

Salon de Provence

Au coeur de Salon-de-Provence, dans un lieu unique, votre savonnerie artisanale. Fabrication de savons sans huile de palme, sans colorant et sans conservateur. Dans notre savonnerie artisanale, tous nos savons sont fabriqués à l'huile d'olive sans huile de palme, sans conservateur et sans…

Juste pour vous - Artisan chapelier
Craftsman

Juste pour vous - Artisan chapelier

Salon de Provence

Millinery "Just for you" (formerly Vog) is open Tuesday to Saturday, with his creations of hats, headbands, jewelry from head... ponchos for you ladies. His hats and straw hats, not to mention CAP and hat fabric, for you gentlemen. NEW! .. .his creations of hats and bibs for babies...

Le Moulin des Costes
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Le Moulin des Costes

Pélissanne

Le Moulin des Costes accueille les producteurs de Pélissanne et environs pour une fabrication d'huile d'olive du terroir. Il offre une gamme de produits de qualité: Fruité vert aop Aix en Provence, Fruité noir, Huile d'olive bio et produits dérivés comme la tapenade, les olives…

The Levade mill
Producer

The Levade mill

Salon de Provence

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

Rampal savonnerie Latour - artisan SOAP
Soap

Rampal savonnerie Latour - artisan SOAP

Salon de Provence

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…

Meloceanes - Thierry Melchio PDO de Provence olive oil producer
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Meloceanes - Thierry Melchio PDO de Provence olive oil producer

Salon de Provence

Meloceanes - Thierry Melchio PDO de Provence olive oil producer. (PDO = Appellation of origin protected).Fruity black, fruity green, our Assembly: combining fruity black and fruity green, compromise between the two. All our oils are found under different packages to fit your needs.

ATLAS BADMINTON
Sailing gear hire

ATLAS BADMINTON

Grans

ATLAS Badminton créé en 1996 compte 50 adhérents et des créneaux d'entrainement libres et des cours avec animateurs. Les adhérents, de 08 à 99 ans , découvrent, re-découvrent ou pratiquent le badminton sur 7 terrains. Au sein du club, la convivialité et le respect sont essentiels, et…

Le Moulin à Huile
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Le Moulin à Huile

Grans

Au centre du village, dans ce magnifique bâtiment datant du XVIIe siècle, les BONFILHON père et fils, produisent une huile d'olive à l'ancienne, dans le respect des traditions. Ce moulin triture chaque année quelque 270 tonnes d'olive Salonenque, Béruguette, Verdale et Picholine.

Where to eat

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,…

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…

Ibis Salon de Provence
Cuisine de Provence

Ibis Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence

Restaurant avec formule "buffet", entièrement rénové et possibilité de manger en terrasse en bordure de piscine. Découvrez Salon-de-Provence, ville Provençale idéalement située entre Alpilles et Lubéron, à 30 minutes d'Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, St-Rémy-de-Provence, Marseille, Arles,…

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,…

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).

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…

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…

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 '…

Roy - Mathias fathers table
Food guide restaurant

Roy - Mathias fathers table

Salon de Provence

Gourmets will be delighted to take part in the latest adventure of chef Mathias Pérès (ex-"O Bout d’Istres"), in the shape of an 18th-century mansion house that used to belong to a Count. The food has excellent breeding too of course, and is brilliantly orchestrated by a chef that takes pride…

Inspirations

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