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Salon-de-Provence tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The castle and Collegiale church of Saint-Laurent are among the principal places of interest in Salon-de-Provence

Salon-de-Provence is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Salon-de-Provence. For detailed visitor information see the Salon-de-Provence travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Salon-de-Provence in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Menerbes at 23 km and Oppede-le-Vieux at 24 km.

Salon-de-Provence, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Luberon Natural Park

Luberon Natural Park

Natural Parc at 22 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

The Luberon Regional Natural Parc includes several of the most beautiful villages...

See Luberon Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are...

See Menerbes guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous of the Luberon...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional...

See Cadenet guide
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Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the...

See Chateau de Lourmarin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon...

See Lourmarin guide


at 26 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the...

See Lacoste guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

The harbour area and quaint fishermen cottages is the principal attraction in...

See Martigues guide
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and has beautiful...

See Baux-de-Provence guide


at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in...

See Bonnieux guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The historic monuments here are a testament to St-Remy-de-Provence's claim to be...

See Saint-Remy-de-Provence guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based around...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide

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Markets in and near Salon-de-Provence

  • Eyguieres: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (12km)
  • Lambesc: market Friday (14km)
  • Istres: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Eygalieres: market Friday (18km)
  • Berre-l'Etang: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (23km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (23km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (25km)
  • Fos-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)

More information about Salon-de-Provence, Provence

Tourist attractions near Salon-de-Provence, France

What to do at Salon-de-Provence? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Salon-de-Provence.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (27km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (36km)
  • Fort Saint-Andre (44km)
  • Chateau d'If (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (19km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (36km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (38km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (18km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (22km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (27km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (32km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (33km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (33km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (35km)
  • Jarditrain (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (45km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (46km)
  • Parc Borély (48km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (48km)
  • Parc Longchamp (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (16km)
  • Colorado Provencal (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (9km)

Geography and distances

Salon-de-Provence is in the south-east of France at 44 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Salon-de-Provence is 617 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Salon-de-Provence

Canton: Salon-de-Provence

Arrondissement: Aix-en-Provence

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13300

Distance to Salon-de-Provence

from Marseille (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 617 km

from Calais: 849 km

from Nice: 175 km

from Bordeaux: 471 km

from Strasbourg: 587 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Salon-de-Provence from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurons, Grans, Lancon-Provence, Pelissanne and Vernegues.

This page in French: Visiter Salon-de-Provence


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