Destination guide

While away the hours in this charming little village

Situated in France's Bouches-du-Rhone region, the charming and historic heart of Salon was fortified in the 12th century, and much of the area is steeped in history. Whether you while away your time in Crousillat, the town's most picturesque square, or explore the local museums and historic landmarks, you're likely to come away from visiting the place feeling refreshed and renewed. Expand your search of Salon-de-Provence vacation rentals to include sprawling villas in the hills or charming stone houses in town, and enjoy envisioning what your temporary life will be like in the south of France.

Things to do

From beauty to history to the history of beauty

If you're not afraid of the macabre, visit the Maison de Nostradamus, home of the 16th-century philosopher, and explore the scrolls of his prophecies that line the walls. After, visit his remains inside the Gothic Collegiale St-Laurent, built in the 14th century. If you're less interested in prophecies and more interested in beauty regimens, Salon-de-Provence has you covered here, too. Thanks to the region's abundance of olive oil, 2 soapmakers call Salon home—Savonnerie Marius Fabre since 1900, and Savonnerie Rampal-Latour since 1907. Both feature small museums and factory tours.

Activities

Channel your inner "Julie & Julia" in the French countryside

The best way to enjoy Salon-de-Provence is to stroll the medieval streets, taking in the sights and sounds of life in Southern France. Spend your days ambling along the cobbled paths, paying attention to the market schedule so you can pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, and locally made soaps (yes, soaps). Or, limit your choices of Salon-de-Provence vacation rentals to any set up in the hillside. There are hiking and cycling trails to take you back into town, or you can stay close to home and go picnicking in the surrounding olive groves.

Weather

Spring into action and fall in love with Provence

Salon-de-Provence is best enjoyed anytime from April through October, as much of the region quiets down in the gray of winter. If you prefer to visit when the streets are at their busiest, look for Salon-de-Provence vacation rentals in the height of summer. This is the peak season, and you're likely to find higher prices and large crowds. If you'd prefer to avoid both, then your best bets are the shoulder seasons. The weather is nearly perfect from April through June and September through October, and the crowds are more manageable.

Natural features

All the best medieval villages are set among rolling hills

Salon-de-Provence sits in the rolling hills of Southern France, in the country's Bouches-du-Rhone district. The town can claim a variety of national parks as its backyard, including the marshlands, forests, and Luberon mountains of both the Alpilles Natural Regional Park and the Luberon Natural Regional Park. Each of these spots offer plenty of trails for exploring the local flora and fauna, as does the nearby Camargue, which sits at the end of the Rhone River. This park is famous for its beaches, rocky coastlines, and wild white horses.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Salon-de-Provence

The nearest airport is in Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence), located 15 mi (24.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Avignon (AVN-Caumont), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Salon Station.

Where to stay around Salon-de-Provence?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,234 vacation rentals near Salon-de-Provence. From 628 Houses to 246 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Salon-de-Provence for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Salon-de-Provence?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salon-de-Provence:

  • Avignon City Centre: 422 vacation rentals
  • Plateau de Puyricard: 1,412 vacation rentals
  • Grand Sud: 274 vacation rentals
  • Font d'Irac: 42 vacation rentals
  • 16th Arrondissement: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Salon-de-Provence?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Salon-de-Provence. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nostradamus Museum: 4,464 vacation rentals
  • Chateau de l'Emperi: 4,448 vacation rentals
  • Musee Grevin de la Provence: 4,456 vacation rentals
  • Salon-de-Provence Air Base: 4,393 vacation rentals
  • Salon de Provence Tourism Office: 4,307 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salon-de-Provence listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Salon-de-Provence?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 628 Houses in Salon-de-Provence. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salon-de-Provence include:

  • Villas: 246 rentals available
  • Cottages: 85 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 189 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salon-de-Provence?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 935 vacation rentals with pool available in Salon-de-Provence. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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