Salon de Provence is a commune located in the Bouches du Rhône department. Its rich cultural heritage allows you to enjoy a visit between tradition and modernity. The Quartier des Savonniers (the soap makers’ district), the Crau and the Patrouille de France (French Patrol), who perform acrobatic formations in the sky, characterize the city.
The historic heart, lined with narrow streets and medieval gates, stretches out at the foot of the Château de l’Empéri. Many historical monuments are to be discovered in the city, alone or with a guide, such as Saint Michel Church, the Collegiate Church of Saint Laurent, the clock tower, or the Fontaine Moussue (Mossy Fountain), the town hall to name just a few.
The commune is strongly marked by Nostradamus, who lived here in the last years of his life. A museum, a fresco and festivities are to be discovered to understand the history and work of this apothecary, doctor, scientist and astrologer.
Since 1946, Salon de Provence has been home to the École de l’Air at Salon de Provence Air Base. The quarters of the Patrouille de France have been there since 1964. During your holidays, you may have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Patrouille de France’s planes in the sky, training.
Salon de Provence is a dynamic town which is punctuated throughout the year by various festive events such as the Rencontres Cinématographiques Festival , the Transhumance, the Historical Reconstruction, the evening markets in summer, to taste the specialties of the region and discover the local crafts, or the Côté Cour Theater Festival.
Make the most of your stay to visit the tourist destinations in the surrounding area: Istres, Miramas, Pélissanne…