Salon de Provence, France, April 2017
A visit to my parents but also to my childhood friends. Salon de Provence, the city of my childhood where I did all my schooling. but also, a place where I made 400 shots. I would like to introduce you to this city where two famous men lived. I would first mention Adam de Craponne, engineer who made the channel Craponne, diversion of the Durance to bring water to Salon de Provence.
The second is famous around the world. His writings have hit the headlines, “Centuries”. You guessed it, it is Michel de Nostredame, better known under the name of Nostradamus. Every year, the city pays tribute to him on the first weekend of July. On this occasion, the city reconstructs the arrival of Catherine de Medici coming to consult the great “mage”.
Salon de Provence also hosts an air base but especially the Patrouille de France, the aerobatic team of the Air Force. I’ll talk about it in the next post.
Even if this city has lost its size compared to my childhood, it is still interesting to do with the Château de l’Empéri, the Savonnerie to make the Savon de Marseille.
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