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Castle in Salon-de-Provence

Château de l'Empéri

One of the oldest and largest fortified palaces in Provence, the Château de l'Empéri has roots in the 9th-century, though it grew to its current immensity under the later proprietorships of the Archbishops of Arles …
Museum in Salon-de-Provence

Savonnerie Marius Fabre

From the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s, soap was a buoyant business in Salon, making fortunes for manufacturers such as Marius Fabre. Run by three generations of the same family, the Savonnerie Marius Fab…
Historic Building in Salon-de-Provence

Maison de Nostradamus

Michel de Nostredame, popularly known as the prognosticator Nostradamus, lived here from 1547 until his death in 1566. A physician and philosopher, he married a rich widow and churned out some of his most famous wor…
Cosmetics in Salon-de-Provence

Savonnerie Rampal-Latour

Rampal-Latour's century-old factory recalls the time when soap-making was big business in Salon (now the real manufacturing is done elsewhere, on modern premises). Tours generally leave at 10am on weekdays, and are …
Church in Salon-de-Provence

Collégiale St-Laurent

This handsome church was built between 1344 and 1480 (aside from a brief hiatus when half the town had a touch of the Black Death). Nostradamus' remains lie inside one of 11 side chapels; his tomb was visited by Lou…