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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    Produits laitiers - Fromage

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  4. Le Moulin à Huile

    Olives - Huiles d'olives

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Where to stay

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,…

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.

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…

Hôtel Révotel
Hotel

Hôtel Révotel

Salon de Provence

Revotel is an independent hotel managed and run by two people. It was completely restored and redecorated in 2004 and 2005, with a view to providing maximum comfort, service and welcome to our clientele at the lowest price. A receptionist will welcome you and offer you a hot or cold drink, or…

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

Contact hôtel le Select
Hotel

Contact hôtel le Select

Salon de Provence

Private mansion of the 17th century in a quiet street 200 metres from the town centre. Provençal style with interior garden, warm family welcome, stopover nights arranged with several restaurants close to the hotel. Satellite TV and Canal Plus, direct phone line (incoming and outgoing calls).…

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…

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…

Things to do

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…

LE RUCHER SALONAIS
Producer

LE RUCHER SALONAIS

Salon de Provence

Apiculteur Salonais vente de miel en ligne . Nous sommes là avant tout pour protéger nos amies les abeilles et pour faire découvrir l'apiculture à tous.

Avec Plaisirs
Souvenirs

Avec Plaisirs

Salon de Provence

We welcome you "With pleasure" in our beautiful shop located on the George two no City Hall, between the door of the new town and street Jean Blanchard, who leads to the foot of the castle of the Empéri.You can't miss us! A beautiful canopy dating from the end of the nineteenth century…

Chocolate the Nostradamus
Craftsman

Chocolate the Nostradamus

Salon de Provence

Master Chocolatier! Factory of chocolates and sweets Bertrand, creator of the 'Nostradamus' delicacy made from marzipan with orange peel wrapped white chocolate and other specialties.

Souffleur d'épices (Delicatessen)
Souvenirs

Souffleur d'épices (Delicatessen)

Salon de Provence

Delicatessen counter of flavors, tasting, spices, Vinegars and condiments, oils, sweet and savoury delights. New on Salon de Provence

Atelier Gasquet - santons
Christmas crib figures

Atelier Gasquet - santons

Salon de Provence

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

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.

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…

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.

Where to eat

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…

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…

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.

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.

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,…

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,…

Inspirations

Tradition

The Three Kings Cake

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Tradition

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

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Tradition

The Pastis

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