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A town in the country


Water and agriculture in Salon-de-Provence,

priceless treasures…

Medieval Salon-de-Provence tried to make the most of the few resources it had from the Crau Plain, a former delta of the Durance.The landscape is like the Eurasian Steppe, covered in pebbles and a source of countless legends.There may only be 12,000 hectares left of this “original Crau” but that’s because of the 16th century structure designed and made by Adam de Craponne to give this arid land the water and fertility it lacked.

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Le Salon des agricultures de Provence

Lovely family outing! All kinds of stands celebrating regional producers. Great atmosphere! lots of things for kids to do, lots of animals, we’ll be back!

 

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A town in the country

The Tallagard

The Tallagard Mountains are just a few minutes from the town centre and have four paths (foot or mountain bike) in the classic Provençal landscape: woodlands with Aleppo pines, oaks, olive trees, garrigue, broom, wild thyme and rosemary.

Every path has its own surprises: bories (drystone huts), bancau (flower beds), droveways, oratories, sheepfolds and more. A viewfinder table on the hilltop gives you unobstructed views of the Alpilles, Crau Plain, Berre Lake and even the Mediterranean.

Crau Verte

Crau Verte appeared in the 16th century during irrigation work by Adam de Craponne and is home to almost 12,500 hectares of wet meadows.Aside from the hayfields, orchards and market gardening keep this part of the Crau Plateau thriving.The hydraulic works required to grow them and the appearance of shrubs (cypress and poplar trees) saw species from warmer habitats move in. So the Crau canals, especially the sanitation ones, are home to flourishing populations of odonates (dragonflies, damselflies) and amphibians.