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Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence is the perfect base for visiting Provence: half an hour from the Luberon, the Alpilles, Avignon, Aix en Provence, the Camargue and the ‘calanques’ (creeks). Nice starting point for walks and bike-rides too.

Musée Grévin de la Provence
Musée Grévin de la Provence
Closed since 2015.Patrons include French singer Mireille Mathieu and broadcasting personality Jean-Pierre Foucault (both born in the region). The museum traces the history of Provence over the past 27...
Le mas des Vergers   guest-house
Le mas des Vergers
We really fell for this place, which is a true children’s paradise (not to mention parents!). Vast, tree-filled, fenced grounds, with: swimming-pool, swing, ping pong. The Mas des Vergers has big fa...
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Domaine de Roquerousse  Salon de Provence
Domaine de Roquerousse
The restaurant is in lovely surroundings. In the summer the children can run around outside safely, as you are right in the heart of the country. They can also use the swimming-pool and tennnis-courts, look at the animals (mountain sheep, deer etc.)
En Aparthé(s)  Salon de Provence
En Aparthé(s)
Restaurant and tea-room: there’s a little table where very young children can draw. The food is great for lunch, brunch or tea. Birthday parties can be organised including a treasure-hunt in the courtyard... There’s an inside courtyard in summer.
The Mossy Fountain  Salon de Provence
The Mossy Fountain
18th century fountain, covered with a thick layer of moss.

La Porte de l'Horloge  Salon de Provence
La Porte de l'Horloge
17th century tower leading into the pedestrian area.

Town Hall  Salon de Provence
Town Hall
Beautiful town hall designed along Italian palace lines.

Chateau de l'Empéri  Salon de Provence
Chateau de l'Empéri
The oldest mediaeval fortress in Provence, also housing a military museum.

La Patrouille de France  Salon de Provence
La Patrouille de France
Local inhabitants get to see a fabulous show when this aircraft display team is practising! The Salon de Provence Tourist Office organises visits to the site: you need to book well in advance as they are very popular and there are not many of them. Meanwhile, you can go to the end of the runway and watch them landing and taking off (good view in the direction of Lançon de Provence).

Nostradamus’ Gardens  Salon de Provence
Nostradamus’ Gardens
In the gardens of the chateau de l'Empéri, the Nostradamus museum (he lived and died in Salon) has set up a medicinal herb garden, containing the 50 or so botanical varieties that Nostradamus used to treat illness. All from the beautiful hills of Provence.

Nostradamus’ grave  Salon de Provence
Nostradamus’ grave
Nostradamus is buried in Salon de Provence, in the collegiate church of St.Laurent

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Historic reenactment: the whole town centre is changed into a mediaeval festival, with street entertainers, jugglers… mediaeval costume parade, son et lumière, horse-riding display, fireworks etc...

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Hay festival

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1st June
Transhumance festival

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Christmas festivities: living crib-scene, Christmas market, workshops, entertainment

Tourist office
All the tourist info about the town that you need - 249 place Morgan - tel: In summer, open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am – 6.30pm and Sunday 9.30am – 12.30pm. At other times, open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 6pm.

Traditional market
Fantastic traditional market on Wednesday mornings, on all the main thoroughfares and ‘place Morgan’.