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Salon de Provence

From Nostradamus to the Patrouille de France

La Tour de l'Horloge, restaurée en 2004Between the scent of olive oil and soap from Marseille, Salon de Provence offers a hyphen surprising between the old and modern, superstition and science: in Salon de Provence marching in the footsteps of Nostradamus and it looks up at the Patrouille de France.

Salon de Provence has a unique situation since it lies at the centre of a famous triangle formed by Avignon, Aix en Provence and Arles.
This means that it is an essential point, a crossroads where cross and stop all tourists in Provence, those who come from the beaches of the Mediterranean, or hinterland.

Favoured by geographical location, the town of Salon de Provence, in the heart of a plain where the olive reigns supreme, has grown to around its historic centre ward resolutely modern.

NostradamusFavoured by geographical location, the town of Salon de Provence, in the heart of a plain where the olive reigns supreme, has grown to around its historic centre ward resolutely modern.

Salon de Provence proposes in the centre of imposing houses, such as the castle of Emperi (which derives its name from the emperors of Germanic Holy Roman Empire who stayed) or the Hotel de Ville, housed in an elegant Hotel of the 17th century. The church of Saint Michel has about it a portal to the eardrum carved Romanesque.

In the Collegiate Saint Laurent you can collect on the tomb of Nostradamus. Doctor, apothecary or mage, Nostradamus is the author of the famous Centuries, prophecies sealed ... The mage is also present at the Maison de Nostradamus, a museum located in the house he held the last nine years of his life.

Note also among the museums of Salon de Provence, which annually attracts an increasing number of tourists : the Grevin Museum of Provence.

Finally, Salon de Provence and the community agglomeration Agglopole Provence, host Pole Aeronautics forefront, consisting of elements as prestigious as the Ecole de l'air, the Centre d'Essai flight or the Patrouille de France. The aerospace cluster is the guarantee of a promising future for Salon de Provence.

Pictures of Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence, la Fontaine Moussue Salon de Provence Patrouille de France Salon de Provence Voûtes de la Collégiale Nostradamus

Around Salon de Provence

La Maison de Nostradamus - Aix en Provence - Avignon - Arles - Camargue - Marseille - Saintes Maries de la Mer - Saint Rémy de Provence - Aigues Mortes - Beaucaire - Fontvieille - Maussane les Alpilles - Baux de Provence - Alpilles - Paradou

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