As iconic a city of Southern France as its neighbor Aix, the city of Salon-de-Provence hums with the memory of the great astrologer Nostradamus, who made his famous predictions here. The city centre offers a traditional Provencal style with several Rognes stone buildings that give Salon-de-Provence its character. Are you looking for an affordable hotel in Salon-de-Provence? We are waiting to welcome you year-round!
Hospitable and welcoming, Salon-de-Provence is the perfect resort town. The city has a rich historical heritage, abundant fountains and springs, and views of breathtaking landscapes. When you stay in Salon-de-Provence, you can discover a thousand-year-old history and get a taste of the unique atmosphere of Provence’s markets.
The B&B Hotel Salon-de-Provence is located near the city centre of Salon-de-Provence, 3 kilometres from the SNCF train station and 30 kilometres from the Marseille Provence Airport. It is also near the A7 A54 motorways, making it easily accessible by car. The hotel offers rooms suite to any type of stay. Comfortable, climate-controlled and perfectly soundproofed, they all come equipped with a flat screen television and free, unlimited Wi-Fi as well. Don’t delay—book your affordable hotel in Salon-de-Provence today!
Salon-de-Provence developed around the Château de l’Empéri, built on the rock of Puech by the archbishops of Arles in the 10th century. Fortified in the 12th century, the town hosted Michel de Nostredame in 1547, the apothecary famous in the Renaissance for being well-versed in the mysteries and practice of astrology. Irrigated by the Touloubre River and the Canal de Craponne, designed by the eponymous engineer, today Salon-de-Provence extends beyond its old medieval village.
In the spring and the summer, the city organises unusual guided tours: the Flâneries de Salon-de-Provence. They provide a chance to learn about its many fountains, including the famous Mossy Fountain in Place Crousillat, built in 1775 and covered today in a rug of vegetation. By bike, you can escape the city and explore the Crau Verte (“Green” Crau), a unique nature reserve between Camargue, Alpilles and the Mediterranean. Unless, of course, you’d prefer a long hike in the Costes or Tallagard Massifs!
The Porte de l’Horloge gate, built in the 17th century on the remains of a medieval porch and topped by a belfry and wrought iron bell, is a notably preserved part of Salon-de-Provence‘s past as a fortified city. You can also admire the Porte du Bourg Neuf gate, dating back to the construction of the ramparts in the 12th century, and decorated with a black Madonna. Also worth seeing is the Château de l’Empéri, the Collégiale Saint-Laurent church, which houses the remains of Nostradamus, and the wax figures of the Musée Grévin de la Provence.
Every year at the start of summer, Salon-de-Provence reconnects with its rich history over three days of historical reenactments with the Reconstitution Historique. Distinguished by the many street performances put on by acrobats and entertainers, the event celebrates Catherine de’ Medici’s visit to Nostradamus. Two important festivals punctuate the cultural life of Salon inhabitants: Théâtre Côté Cour and Musique à l’Empéri, Salon-de-Provence’s international chamber music festival.
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