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

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  4. Le Clos de Jean

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Where to stay

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…

Les Tuilières
B&B

Les Tuilières

Salon de Provence

BEAUTIFUL ROOM of 30 m2, fresh, bedding 160, in a former "Tuilière", in the heart of a pine forest Provence, Guaranteed quiet, 2 km from the City Centre. Ensuite bathroom with ITALIAN SHOWER, WC nearby, towels provided, linen in addition. Independent extra bed possible. Breakfast "à La…

Chez Mémé
B&B

Chez Mémé

Pélissanne

Au cœur de Pélissanne, dans l'ancienne Maison des Consuls, 3 chambres vous attendent pour votre séjour en Provence. Tarif: 60€ / nuit

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.…

Chambre Debussy
B&B

Chambre Debussy

Salon de Provence

Salon-de-Provence, near City Center, access road, in recent subdivision, to the quiet, small room equipped super downstairs. Number of beds: sofa bed new and comfortable, private walk-in shower, private wc, tv, wifi, small refrigerator, microwave, kettle, adapted dishes, terrace and independent…

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…

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,…

Citotel Vendôme
Hotel

Citotel Vendôme

Salon de Provence

Located in the town centre, between the Hôtel de Ville (town hall) and the Fontaine Moussue (mossy fountain). Cool, quiet interior garden the spacious rooms look on to the garden and all have a full bathroom. Supervised car park 100 m from hotel. Quiet hotel, rooms giving on to patio, all…

Albizia
Holiday rental

Albizia

Salon de Provence

Small independent, atypical House, in quiet area of Salon de Provence, a 15-minute walk from the city centre and 5 minutes from a fitness trail! Shops nearby! Rental for two people.Ideal for visiting Provence, you will be seated in a studio of 30 m2, including for your convenience: a TV corner…

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...

Maison de Nostradamus
Museum

Maison de Nostradamus

Salon de Provence

Discovery of the House of the famous Mage, who lived there from 1547 to 1566. The course has been set so that the visitor follows the same journey of initiation that was able to know Michel de Nostredame to the 16th century. Exhibitions on Nostradamus in the lobby.

Marion's Cup of Cake
Lieu culturel

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…

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,…

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…

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.

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…

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.

The Levade mill
Producer

The Levade mill

Salon de Provence

Foin de Crau producer certified for domestic rodents. No visit to the public.

Where to eat

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 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…

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…

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…

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,…

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 '…

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