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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  2. Lou Pastorel - cheese

    Produits laitiers - Fromage

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  3. The talk box

    Cuisine de Provence

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

    Fashion / shopping

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Where to stay

Hôtel Régina
Hotel

Hôtel Régina

Salon de Provence

Charming hotel in the town centre, near the historic centre. Quiet rooms overlooking interior terrace, close to amenities, family welcome.

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…

Hôtel B&B Salon de Pce. Ouverture 1er semestre 08
Hotel

Hôtel B&B Salon de Pce. Ouverture 1er semestre 08

Salon de Provence

Call this number to arrange your holiday in any B&B hotel: 08 92 78 29 29. *From 11,00 to 17.00, 7 days a week except bank holidays - €0.34 inc-VAT per minute from a landline. Bookings guaranteed by major bank card or American Express only. Welcome to the Hotel B&B Salon-de-Provence! We look…

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…

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

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…

Grand hôtel de la Poste
Hotel

Grand hôtel de la Poste

Salon de Provence

A former post house dating from the 19th century, Grand Hôtel de la Poste was renovated at the beginning of the 21st century. Located right in the centre of town, you can choose a room with a view of the Clock Tower or the Mossy Fountain.

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…

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

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…

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…

Marion's Cup of Cake
Cultural place

Marion's Cup of Cake

Salon de Provence

À déguster au salon ou à emporter, vous trouverez nos pâtisseries du jour, au comptoir : Cupcakes, Cheesecakes, Pie, Brownies, Carrot Cake, ainsi qu’un large choix de thés et cafés. Laissez vous tenter par une pause déjeuner avec nous pour découvrir nos Bagels, Tartes salées ou Club…

Cinemas "Les Arcades" and "The Club"
Cultural place

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…

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…

Atelier Gasquet - santons
Christmas crib figures

Atelier Gasquet - santons

Salon de Provence

Manufacture of santons of cribs, accessories, dressed santons... By Appointment

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.

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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).

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

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 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,…

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.

Inspirations

Provence's markets

Provence's markets

Terroir

A fertile region with many local products and specialities

The Marseille Thriller Novel – Crime School (PART2)

The Marseille Thriller Novel – Crime School (PART2)

Drawing its inspiration from the city's sulphurous reputation since the early 20th century, this literary movement is a spinoff from the 'Roman Noir' crime novel

Inspirations

Inspirations

Traditions, lifestyle, mediterranean cuisine

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.