Located in the south of France, nearby the commercial cities of Aix-en-Provence, Arles, and Marseille, Salon-de-Provence is an important attraction in its own right. The city was for centuries a hub for trade between these cities, and to a large extent this is its function today as well. A stay in a hotel in Salon-de-Provence offers a charming way to make the most of the region's local economy.
What will I discover here?
This medieval town was the location of Villa Sallonne, once part of the Holy Roman Empire. In the 15th century, the town experienced an economic upturn, and you can still see the vestiges of this prosperity in the stunning historic architecture around the city. The Tower of Bourg Neuf (meaning 'new city') in fact dates from the 12th century. Part of the old city wall, the tower is now surrounded by modern buildings, part of the city's charming diversity of styles.
What will my business experience be like?
A hotel in Salon-de-Provence places you in an ideal location to access several of the business hubs around the city: Aix-en-Provence, Arles, and Marseille. Marseille Provence Airport is a mere half-hour drive away. Besides providing access to the business scenes of these important commercial centres, Salon-de-Provence is stunning and works well as a regional base possessing old-world charm. That said, you will find modern, luxurious business hotels here, experienced in catering to the needs of modern executives.
What else can I do from my Salon-de-Provence hotel?
Visit the castle and museum in sunny Salon-de-Provence, which showcase the city's Roman history. The Emperi Fortress and Army Museums house the collections of local brothers Raol and Jean Brunon, inviting viewers on a journey through French history. Amongst the collection is one of Napoleon's beds, where it is claimed he spent many a sleepless night. Romanesque Saint Catherine Chapel and the 12th century Church of Saint Michael are architecturally stunning, and house their own small collections of religious artworks. The clock tower and gate at the intersection between the new and the old town date from the 17th century. You can also see an original 13th century statue of the Black Madonna in the City Hall. The city is also the site of an annual International Chamber Music Festival, at the end of July through the beginning of August.