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. Quartier des Savonniers

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  2. Citotel Vendôme

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  3. Chez Mémé

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  4. Hôtel Régina

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Where to stay

Maison Auguste
B&B

Maison Auguste

Salon de Provence

In an authentic manor house built in 1907, located in the heart of the District of the SOAP, Cecilia and Eric reserve you a privileged and warm hospitality. Two rooms of hosts of charm capable of accommodating two adults. The rooms and the configuration of the House we do not receive young…

Mas De Lure
B&B

Mas De Lure

Salon de Provence

Located in the centre of the Val de Cuech, in an outstanding natural environment of wooded hills, Mas de Lure offers 4 large comfortable rooms in a house full of character, with access to the tennis court and 7x14 m swimming pool. 3 ground-floor rooms with en-suite and private terraces with…

Le Devem de Mirapier
Hotel

Le Devem de Mirapier

Cornillon Confoux

In Provence, 3 miles from Salon, in the middle of 150 acres of pine and olive trees, you will be in the land of perfect days, between the cool water of our pool, and the beautiful sunshine of our countryside Come and appreciate the quality of our cuisine based on olive oil, and the convivial life…

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…

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…

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…

Le Chamois
Holiday rental

Le Chamois

Salon de Provence

This single storey house, with an area of 80 m2 to 500 m2 of land is located 512 bd Winston Churchill, a quiet neighborhood not far from the city center and numerous shops. Facing South, the House is very bright. All windows are equipped with double glazing and electric rolling shutters. The…

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.…

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

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…

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.

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

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

Salon de Provence

Perched on the rock of Puech overlooking the town of Salon, the medieval fortress of the Empéri was residence of the archbishops of Arles 9th to 18th centuries. It now houses the old collections Raoul and Jean Brunon, rich of France, devoted to the French military history from Louis XIV up to…

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.

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...

Quartier des Savonniers
Site

Quartier des Savonniers

Salon de Provence

L'essor commercial des années 1880 a fait apparaître une nouvelle bourgeoisie dont la richesse marque la physionomie architecturale de la ville. Les négociants font construire des demeures ostentatoires jouxtant l'entrepôt et les bureaux. De toutes les villas élevées au XIXème s, la plus…

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.

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 !

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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 '…

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,…

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…

Inspirations

Terroir

The "Navette"

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Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

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The Olive

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