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  • 1 Empéri Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Montée du Puech F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    The museum's collections, housed in the Château de l'Empéri, cover the history of the French army from the reign of Louis XIV to 1918. The fine architecture of the rooms offsets the pieces displayed. There are over 10 000 of these, including uniforms..

  • 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 Jean-XXIII 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

    pl. Farreyroux F - 13300 Salon-de-Provence

    Empéri refers to the Germanic Holy Roman Empire, fief of the archbishops of Arles, lords of Salon, and its territory. Several sovereigns stayed in this residence, the construction of which spanned the 10C to 13C; a Renaissance gallery was added in th..

  • 9 Nostradamus' House

    Museums and art

    11 r. 11 rue 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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