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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    Cultural place

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  2. Savonnerie du Moulin à grain

    Soap

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  3. Jean Potier

    Clay - Pottery - Ceramic

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  4. Cosmos

    Holiday rental

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Where to stay

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…

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…

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…

Chez Mémé
B&B

Chez Mémé

Pélissanne

Au coeur du village historique Pélissanne, dans l'ancienne Maison des Consuls, 3 chambres vous attendent pour votre séjour en Provence. Tarif: 60EUR / nuit

Château de Couloubriers
B&B

Château de Couloubriers

Grans

Au pied des Alpilles, dans le calme absolu d'un domaine de 40 ha, le Château de Couloubriers offre à ses hôtes un séjour de quiétude en chambre d'hôte ou gîte. Les chambres, spacieuses et personnalisées, allient le charme d'un mobilier ancien à un grand confort. Au pied des Alpilles,…

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…

Hôtel du Midi
Hotel

Hôtel du Midi

Salon de Provence

Located 400 m from the city centre, near Highway rides. Boutique Hotel open all year round and every day, with private car park (extra charge). Charming small town that allows you while remaining fair to visit our beautiful Provence, leases and its small villages Provence, the Camargue, Luberon,…

Campanile
Hotel

Campanile

Salon de Provence

Located 5 min from Salon, in a quiet leafy setting. Restaurant: traditional French cuisine, unlimited buffet, terrace.

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…

Things to do

Fromagerie de l'Horloge
Produits laitiers - Fromage

Fromagerie de l'Horloge

Salon de Provence

AUTHENTICITE et CONVIVIALITE, LES MAITRES-MOTS DE LA FROMAGERIE DE L'HORLOGE !

Addicted Passion
Family recreation

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…

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,…

Daniel EGEA - direct sales of Apple juice and organic vegetables
Producer

Daniel EGEA - direct sales of Apple juice and organic vegetables

Salon de Provence

Producers offering direct sales of Apple juice and organic vegetables in the city centre.

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…

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…

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

Les portes ouvertes (Provencal and Mediterranean products)

Salon de Provence

Provencal and Mediterranean products.

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…

Where to eat

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).

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…

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,…

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 '…

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…

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,…

Inspirations

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

The history of cinema in Provence dates back many years. And similarly to the region's artistic hall of fame, it was inspired by light...

As you may know, the very first moving picture was screened by the Lumière brothers ('Lumière' meaning 'light') on September 21st, 1895 in La Ciotat.

The cicada

The cicada

The sun's rays are warming you through the pine trees, but you will not know if the summer is here until you hear THE CICADAS!

The Three Kings Cake

The Three Kings Cake

Tradition

Epiphany in Provence is like nowhere else!

Goat's Cheese

Goat's Cheese

Whether it's served hot with a salad, used to crown a cheese platter, or savoured fresh with honey or olive oil, goat's cheese is an absolute culinary must. Provence's dry, sunny climate is perfect for goat breeding -and that's lucky for us!