Theme Week Provence – Salon-de-Provence

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Jardin de la République © Jjpetite/cc-by-sa-3.0

Jardin de la République © Jjpetite/cc-by-sa-3.0

Salon-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France with 43,000 inhabitants. Every Wednesday the Place Morgan is host to a Provençal market. Salon-de-Provence Air Base is the site of the French Air Force Academy, as well as the home of the French Aerial Demonstration team, the Patrouille de France.

The Fontaine Moussue in Place Crousillat has existed since the 16th century. During the 20th century, limestone concretions and vegetation developed, giving the familiar mushroom aspect. The historic center still lies within its circuit of walls, entered through two seventeenth-century gateways, the Porte de l’Horloge and the Port Bourg Neuf. In the sixteenth century Adam de Craponne built the canal that still bears his name; inexpensive freight brought commerce to Salon, and the town prospered.

© Georges Seguin/cc-by-sa-3.0 Nostradamus statue © BlueBreezeWiki/cc-by-sa-3.0 Fontaine Moussue © M Disdero/cc-by-2.5 Patrouille de France © David Monniaux/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town Hall © Georges Seguin/cc-by-sa-3.0 Jardin de la République © Jjpetite/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Patrouille de France © David Monniaux/cc-by-sa-3.0
The Château de l’Emperi, which was the biggest in Provence during the 12th and 13th centuries and was mentioned as early as the tenth, still dominates the old town. It was the preferred residence of the bishops of Arles, when Provence was part of the Holy Roman Empire, hence its name. It became the property of the city after the French Revolution. After damage caused by the 1909 earthquake, it has been restored and now hosts a museum of military history. Every summer, it hosts an international classical music festival.

Its principal claim to fame today is as the place where Nostradamus spent his last years and is buried. His dwelling is maintained as a museum, and for four days every June or July, the city celebrates its history during the time of Nostradamus, attracting tourists.

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