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Salon-de-Provence - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.6401990 (N 43° 38’ 25”)
Longitude5.0970220 (E 5° 5’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 53m to 325m
Surface area70.30 km²
Population44502 inhabitants
Density633 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (54 km, 37 min)
Insee code13103
IntercommunalityCA Salon Etang de Berre Durance
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Grans5.5 km (9 min)
Pélissanne6 km (13 min)
Lançon-Provence8.2 km (14 min)
La Barben8.3 km (15 min)
Aurons8.6 km (15 min)
Lamanon8.7 km (12 min)
Eyguières9.6 km (16 min)
Cornillon-Confoux10.5 km (16 min)
Vernègues10.8 km (19 min)
Miramas11.2 km (16 min)
Sénas12.6 km (16 min)
Alleins13.3 km (16 min)
La Fare-les-Oliviers15.6 km (19 min)
Mallemort15.7 km (19 min)
Lambesc16.4 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

The church was thus the object of several successive construction campaigns, even going until the addition in the 15th of a bell tower crowning the facade and used as a clock until the XVIIth.

Gothic art had difficulty in conquering Provence, but Saint-Laurent was inspired by it in its octagonal bell-tower, but above all by the vaulting of its nave on an ogival cross, which permitted a considerable elevation of the edifice.

The reminiscences of the Romanesque style, however, are still very present: there is little recessing of the stone (thick buttresses, reduced openings - this last observation may also be explained by the desire to protect the Mistral building and the heat - scarcity Sculpted decorations).

It was the same for the Tomb of Nostradamus, visible today in the Chapel of the Virgin. The health of the prophet had been weakened for a long time, the great climacteric was upon him, and on July 2, 1566, he finished his terrestrial career. His tomb was the goal of many pilgrimages. Among the illustrious visitors are two kings of France, Louis XIII (in 1622) and Louis XIV (in 1660). The latter was accompanied by his mother, Anne of Austria, his brother, the Duke of Anjou, her cousin, Miss Orleans, and Cardinal Mazarin. The tomb was later visitors less respectful.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities


Empéri Castle, a medieval fortress
Empéri Castle, a medieval fortress
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The Mossy Fountain
The Mossy Fountain
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Residences soap makers
Residences soap makers
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Salon-de-Provence, city of the Patrouille de France
Salon-de-Provence, city of the Patrouille de France
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DJ Sound in Balcony
DJ Sound in Balcony
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Clock Street Mural
Clock Street Mural
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Place des Centuries in the old center
Place des Centuries in the old center
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Market nocturne
Market nocturne
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Saturday 21 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Paintball by the Lubéron
Entertainment20 € to 35 € La Roque-d'Anthéron (17.8 km)
Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence – 3 hours
Culture and education52 € Aix-en-Provence (31 km)
Themed Tour: Aix-en-Provence during the French Resistance
Culture and education32 € Aix-en-Provence (31 km)
Discover the Unusual Heritage of Aix-en-Provence
Culture and education32 € Aix-en-Provence (31 km)
Explore Aix by Segway
Entertainment50 € Aix-en-Provence (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (23 km)
Robion - Maubec
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (23 km)
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (23 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (27 km)
From the Spring to the Venice of Provence
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (31 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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