Friday, October 18, 2013

Salon-de-Provence, about 25 miles NW of Aix, a perfect day trip

Graham's preference for castles prompted us to drive over to Salon for the day. Thanks to Rene's fine planning, the van was big enough to accommodate all six of us - Rene, Will, Wendy, Graham, Scottie, Louis. The weather was gorgeous and the scenery along the back roads we traveled stunning.

Salon was the long-time home of Nostradamus and where he died in 1566.

Here's the castle - Château de l'Emperi

Will at the castle entrance with examples of the city wide art in Salon
to honor their 2013 designation as a European Capital of Culture

Will & his Mom

street scene in Salon

Wendy & Graham in the military museum at the castle

The city of Salon funded this amazing art project called Doubledisque by FeliceVarini. Can you see the two disks?Over 100 properties gave permission to participate and the color was applied
by artisans and rock climbers using a type of heavy duty painted foil!

time to sit down and take a break

cool merchant's sign

a wedding party added to the magic of the day

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