Chateau de l'Emperi, Salon-de-Provence

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Listed as a historical monument by the French Ministry of Culture, Chateau de l'Emperiis a magnificent castle that is built on a huge rock. This castle was built in the ninth century and was used by the Roman emperors as well as the Archbishops of Arles. Chateau de l'Emperi even served as a jail and a barrack during the French revolution. This great castle has survived earthquakes and even wars. Processions and re-enactments of Nostradamus are carried out in the entire town. With a beautiful fountain and Nostradamus, this castle is the centre of great attraction. Arrange to visit Chateau de l'Emperi and other attractions in Salon-de-Provence using our Salon-de-Provence vacation trip planner.
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  • Walk and visit nice, with in the background sound international festivals of Chamber music of Provence
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  • At the top of a hill, this castle recalls the strategic role of the city and the importance of the bishops that controlled it. The Empéri kept his superb and offers an exceptional view on the surroundings. The medicinal garden can taste peaches picked on the tree in season.
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  • Castle to visit. That day there stands and scenes facilities to host concerts. Location and beautiful.
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  • Nice castle in the middle of the town
  • Great collection!
  • An excellent museum. Huge exposure. Photo in the Museum is prohibited. Adults and children enjoy. Average time on the visit to the Museum of 1-2 hours.
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  • In a pleasant and well laid out I highly recommend. History of France to find its place. ..
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  • A superb Museum inside a castle. You will discover many Napoleonic uniforms and you will be able to tour the countryside of France. Very informative and immersive!
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