Bouches-du-Rhône
Salon-de-Provence
Interesting
Salon-de-Provence The Essential
Interesting
Midway between Arles and Aix, in the heart of the countryside, clad with olive trees since the 15C, the town is famous for its oil-mills and soap (known as Marseille soap!) which ensured its prosperity in the 19C. Salon is where Nostradamus decided to withdraw to write his predictions. When you are sitting at a peaceful café terrace, look up: the Patrouille de France (France's Red Devils) are now based in Salon and you may see them practising.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Salon-de-Provence
Empéri Museum
Empéri Museum
The museum's collections, housed in the
120 minutes
Collégiale St Laurent
Collégiale St Laurent
The collegial church is an excellent
15 minutes
Hôtel de Ville de Salon-de-Provence
Hôtel de Ville de Salon-de-Provence
An elegant 17C town hall with two corner
15 minutes
Nostradamus' House
Nostradamus' House
Born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in 1503,
30 minutes
Porte Bourg Neuf
Porte Bourg Neuf
This gate opposite the town hall is a
30 minutes
Château de l'Empéri
Château de l'Empéri
Empéri refers to the Germanic Holy Roman
30 minutes