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

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…

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…

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…

Cottage Elyane
B&B

Cottage Elyane

Salon de Provence

A room for 2 people with bath in private villa located in Salon-de-Provence. Vacationers will be staying in the villa with the owners, breakfast will be taken or, if the weather, on the terrace or in the garden or in the lounge. Such 06 72 71 86 16 they will be served between 7: 00 and 9:30 in…

Campanile
Hotel

Campanile

Salon de Provence

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

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,…

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…

Ibis Salon de Provence
Hotel

Ibis Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence

Discover Salon-de-Provence, a Provençal town ideally located between the Alpilles and the Luberon, 30 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, St-Rémy-de-Provence, Marseille, Arles, Les Baux de Provence. For your comfort, the hotel is open 24 hours a day. Restaurant, swimming pool, shady…

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,…

Things to do

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...

Un dimanche à la campagne
Fashion / shopping

Un dimanche à la campagne

Salon de Provence

Gifts, souvenirs, decoration for the House.

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.

Armand Municipal Theatre
Cultural place

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 Marseille SOAP. Marius Fabre
Cultural place

Museum of Marseille SOAP. Marius Fabre

Salon de Provence

The museum traces the history of SOAP in Provence, begun in the middle age, the Marius Fabre SOAP has kept the most valuable witnesses: stamps boxwood engraved, tools, first grinders to SOAP, stencils for shipping crates, old packaging, paper to head, washboards... Reflection of a still alive…

Bonne nuit - Provencal and other fabrics
Fashion / shopping

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.

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…

Galerie d'Art "Ken et Dy" propose des souvenirs de la Provence
Fashion / shopping

Galerie d'Art "Ken et Dy" propose des souvenirs de la Provence

Salon de Provence

La Galerie d'Art propose des souvenirs de la Provence.

The Tourist Office shop - Point permanent sale items of the PAF
Fashion / shopping

The Tourist Office shop - Point permanent sale items of the PAF

Salon de Provence

Shop from the Tourist Office located in the showcase of the street Jean Blanchard offers throughout the year articles of the PAF (patrol acrobatic of France), books, DVD, polo, t-shirt, caps, door key and many others... with regularly news and other... It is the only permanent sales in France!

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Pub at the Office
Cuisine de Provence

Pub at the Office

Salon de Provence

Bar beer, pub, brasserie, salads, grilled meat, dish of the day and ice. Pub Brewery located in the heart of the historical centre, in a pedestrian zone at the foot of the castle of the Empéri. Restore at any time the summer, every day.

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

The Sun

The Sun

Sunshine, one of the fundamentals of life in the South…

Rosé

Rosé

Lifestyle

Finer by the year, Provence's rosés are chic, casual and loved by all

The Marseille Thriller Novel

The Marseille Thriller Novel

It was born in the mid-Nineties but originates from the city's infamous reputation since the early 20th century.

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Thanks to the huge success of bands such as IAM and La Fonky Family, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals. Hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab, the movement has propelled a new generation of signature names to the front of the scene: the heirs have arrived.