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 Moulin des Costes

    Olives - Huiles d'olives

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  2. Hôtel Régina

    Hotel

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  3. Les Tuilières

    B&B

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  4. Pub at the Office

    Cuisine de Provence

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Where to stay

Hôtel du Midi
Hotel

Hôtel du Midi

Salon de Provence

400 m from the town centre, near the motorway exits. Character hotel, open every day, all year round, with private car park (charged extra). Charming small town from which you can visit our Beautiful Provence, Les Baux and small Provençal villages, the Camargue, the Luberon, Aix and Marseille,…

Mlle Caroline Dameron
B&B

Mlle Caroline Dameron

Grans

Demeure d’hôtes de charme du XVIII ème siècle, située au cœur de la Provence... La Magnanerie se dresse fièrement au milieu du petit village de Grans, elle est une base idéale pour partir à la découverte des sites remarquables de la région. Les Alpilles (les Baux de Provences, Saint…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Le Refuge de la Machotte
Holiday rental

Le Refuge de la Machotte

Grans

Located in the countryside, in an authentic XVIIIth century farmhouse, peaceful and green environment, this gite has a beautiful view. Next to 2 other rentals and the owners house, the gite remains independent. 2 beds & breakfast rooms on site (1 Gîtes de France). Secured pool 13x6 m from 01/05…

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…

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…

Things to do

Bonne nuit - Provencal and other fabrics
Souvenirs

Bonne nuit - Provencal and other fabrics

Salon de Provence

Ideas souvenirs, gifts, sale of Provençal fabrics and other treasures of the Provence, in the historic centre.

De la Vigne à l'Olivier
Souvenirs

De la Vigne à l'Olivier

Salon de Provence

AOC wines, spirits, huile d'olive AOC in the historic centre.

Un dimanche à la campagne
Souvenirs

Un dimanche à la campagne

Salon de Provence

Gifts, souvenirs, decoration for the House.

Espace Robert Hossein
Cinema

Espace Robert Hossein

Grans

La salle, d'une capacité de 280 places, reçoit chaque saison une douzaine de spectacles (Jeune public, théâtre, danse, musique) et a également développé l'activité cinéma depuis 2008 et est equipé de son projecteur numérique depuis 2011

Fromagerie de l'Horloge
Craftsman

Fromagerie de l'Horloge

Salon de Provence

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

Maison de Nostradamus
Museum

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…

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…

Lou Pastorel - cheese
Produits laitiers - Fromage

Lou Pastorel - cheese

Salon de Provence

Lou Pastorel - Fromager Affineur delicatessen. We offer a wide range of cheeses from all regions in France and elsewhere, of the AOC/PDO cheeses. As well as many sheep and goats cheeses produced in Provence and haute Provence. A delicatessen with quality products and original RADIUS...

Cinemas "Les Arcades" and "The Club"
Cinema

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…

Where to eat

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 '…

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…

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 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.

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…

AT THE CASTLE
Cuisine de Provence

AT THE CASTLE

Salon de Provence

World Tapas, pizzas

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…

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

The bouillabaisse of Marseille

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Art de vivre

The Cagole

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Art de vivre

The accent

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