Chateau de l'Emperi, Salon-de-Provence

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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. Add Chateau de l'Emperi to your Salon-de-Provence travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Salon-de-Provence day trip planning site.
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  • According to Wikipedia, this castle was the biggest in Provence during the 12th and 13th centuries and it was the residence at one time of the bishops of Arles. There are a couple of... 
    According to Wikipedia, this castle was the biggest in Provence during the 12th and 13th centuries and it was the residence at one time of the bishops of Arles. There are a couple of...  more »
  • The castle looks quite impressive from the outside. But inside it's not so much about the castle, as about the military history of France. It houses an enormous collection of weaponry and military... 
    The castle looks quite impressive from the outside. But inside it's not so much about the castle, as about the military history of France. It houses an enormous collection of weaponry and military...  more »
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  • Exhibition of Napoléon Bonaparte inside thé castle. Beautiful place
  • The "Château de l'Emperi", the oldest fortified castle in Provence, is a wonderful place. Its Renaissance courtyard, which houses many concerts, notably from the Conservatory of Music, is a little Renaissance jewel whose facades, in my opinion, need a little renovation. The place is peaceful and pleasant. The castle houses a museum with the Raoul and Jean Brunon collection, a collection belonging to the army museum. You will also see some objects that belonged to Napoleon (bed, gloves, etc). A place for heritage and culture lovers.

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