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

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    Soap

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  2. Mlle Caroline Dameron

    B&B

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  3. De la Vigne à l'Olivier

    Souvenirs

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  4. Gites Des Bergeronnettes

    Holiday rental

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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…

Villa Linda
B&B

Villa Linda

Salon de Provence

Located 2 minutes walk from the city centre salon, in a calm and soothing atmosphere, the bed and breakfast "Villa Linda" offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. Spacious bathroom with large bathtub, bedroom with bed 2 places overlooking a large balcony with stunning views. Full breakfast, dinner…

Agathes
B&B

Agathes

Salon de Provence

Bed and breakfast and table d'hôte, (restaurant licence). Room for 2 people with shower and toilet. Large private terrace with vine covered pergola for the summer and a small pool. The villa is located in the countryside, 2 acre garden with around 8 acres of fields surrounding us. The Villa is…

The Mas du Soleil
Hotel

The Mas du Soleil

Salon de Provence

Name on the heights of St Côme, a property of the 18th century is was formerly Clos Angelussi, Clos des Anges. In the city of Nostradamus, this building to the Italian fingerprints is now converted into a hotel-restaurant 4 stars. Remains of charm where it is good to live. Francis Robin invites…

Le Clos de Jean
B&B

Le Clos de Jean

Pélissanne

Bel appartement entièrement rénové dans les dépendances du Clos Saint Jean, dans un environnement privilégié et non loin du centre du village. Idéalement situé pour visiter la Provence, Pélissanne est un joli village duquel il est aisé de rejoindre Aix en Provence, Arles et La…

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…

Albizia
Holiday rental

Albizia

Salon de Provence

Small independent, atypical House, in quiet area of Salon de Provence, a 15-minute walk from the city centre and 5 minutes from a fitness trail! Shops nearby! Rental for two people.Ideal for visiting Provence, you will be seated in a studio of 30 m2, including for your convenience: a TV corner…

Les Balcons Du Pilon
Holiday rental

Les Balcons Du Pilon

Salon de Provence

Individual of type 2 air-conditioned House located in the wing of a beautiful property at 2 steps from the historic center of living room and quiet. With an entirely independent entry. The living kitchen in the DRC overlook a beautiful terrace tiled with corner plancha. The kitchen is fully…

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…

Things to do

Maison de Nostradamus
Museum

Maison de Nostradamus

Salon de Provence

Discovery of the House of the famous Mage, who lived there from 1547 to 1566. The course has been set so that the visitor follows the same journey of initiation that was able to know Michel de Nostredame to the 16th century. Exhibitions on Nostradamus in the lobby.

Un dimanche à la campagne
Souvenirs

Un dimanche à la campagne

Salon de Provence

Gifts, souvenirs, decoration for the House.

Chocolate the Nostradamus
Craftsman

Chocolate the Nostradamus

Salon de Provence

Master Chocolatier! Factory of chocolates and sweets Bertrand, creator of the 'Nostradamus' delicacy made from marzipan with orange peel wrapped white chocolate and other specialties.

Les portes ouvertes (Provencal and Mediterranean products)
Souvenirs

Les portes ouvertes (Provencal and Mediterranean products)

Salon de Provence

Provencal and Mediterranean products.

Le Fournil de l'horloge (Provencal specialities)
Souvenirs

Le Fournil de l'horloge (Provencal specialities)

Salon de Provence

Breads and Provencal specialities.

The Levade mill
Producer

The Levade mill

Salon de Provence

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

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…

Armand Municipal Theatre
Theater

Armand Municipal Theatre

Salon de Provence

In the heart of the city, our Italian theatre participates in the radiation of Salon de Provence. It is a rare cultural equipment (they are more than 170 in France), a place that lives to the rhythm of over 80 dates per season.

Le Centre Ancien
Site

Le Centre Ancien

Grans

Le centre ancien comprend un ensemble remarquable de façades ornées (fin 18e- début 19e siècles) en particulier sur le cours Camille Pelletan. Plusieurs façades sont datées du règne de Louis XV (style Rocaille provençal) en particulier le n°34, à décor de mascarons l'hôtel au n°29…

Where to eat

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,…

Le Mas du Soleil
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas du Soleil

Salon de Provence

The ancient Clos Angelussi - an 18th-century building on the heights of Saint-Côme - still has a wonderful Tuscan flavour to it. Within these walls redolent of provincial Sundays and the love of a job well done, French master chef Francis Robin embodies a certain philosophy of gastronomy where…

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 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,…

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…

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…

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.

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,…

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

Tradition

The soap

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Terroir

Provence's markets

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Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

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