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  • 1 Empéri Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Montée du Puech F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    The museum's collection, housed in the Château de l'Empéri, illustrate the history of the French army from the reign of Louis XIV to 1918. The fine architecture of the rooms highlights the 10,000 pieces on display, including uniforms, harnesses, flag..

  • 2 Hôtel de Ville de Salon-de-Provence

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    An elegant 17C town hall with two corner turrets and a sculpted balcony. On the square stands a statue of engineer Adam de Craponne (1527-1576), who fertislised the region by building a canal that drew water from the Durance.

  • 3 Porte Bourg Neuf

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rte e Bourg-Neuf F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    This gate opposite the town hall is a vestige of the former ramparts.

  • 4 Église St Michel

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Michel F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    The church boasts a handsome bell cot and sculpted tympanum over the door.

  • 5 Collégiale St Laurent

    Religious buildings

    Square St-Laurent F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    The collegial church is an excellent example of France's meridional Gothic style. In addition to Nostradamus' tomb, you can see a polychrome Deposition of the Cross, a 15C monolith.

  • 6 Musée Grévin de Provence

    Museums and art

    pl. des Centuries F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    The museum houses 16 paintings evoking the history and legends of Provence, from the wedding of Gyptis and Protis to modern times.

  • 7 Musée de Salon et de la Crau

    Museums and art

    r. du Pavillon F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    This museum presents the natural world, traditional activities (ovine-rearing, soap-making), popular devotions and naturalised birds in dioramas.

  • 8 Château de l'Empéri

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Farreyroux F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    Empéri refers to the Germanic Roman Empire, and several sovereigns stayed in this residence. Its construction took from the 10C to the 13C and a Renaissance gallery was added in the 16C. St Catherine Chapel, the salle d'honneur and also around thirty..

  • 9 Nostradamus' House

    Museums and art

    11 r. de Nostradamus F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    Born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in 1503, after travelling widely in Europe and the East, Nostradamus spent the last 19 years of his life in Salon. It was after retiring that this doctor turned to astrological (and meteorological) predictions. His care..

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