Château de l'Empéri, Montée du Puech, 13300 Salon-de-Provence, France
Château de l'Empéri
Perched on the rock of the Puech, the Empéri dominates the living room. This castle was from the ninth to the eighteenth s, residence of the archbishops of Arles. The book, which also hosted Kings of France, is a Museum of art and costumes and military history. It houses collections formed from the beginning of the century by Raoul and Jean Brunon, who, since 1967, are property of the Army Museum. The Museum presents in 30 rooms: the history of the French army of Louis XIV to 1918. Collections of the Museum of the army. Free for the military and personal defense. Final architecture, Roman, Gothic, renaissance.The visit to the castle is free, the Museum is paying off.
Fontaine Moussue, Cours Victor Hugo, Salon-de-Provence, France
A real mascot of the town, the Fontaine Moussue (Mossy Fountain) already existed in the 16th century and was a prominent place for walks and a meeting place for the people of Salon, who came to enjoy its coolness. Place des Arbres (Tree Square), now Place Crousillat, already boasted a fountain in the 16th century.
On the decision of the town council in 1765, the current Grande Fontaine was built by the sculptor Maurice Bernus in 1775.
Hidden in the moss from which it took its name, this fountain, also used as a drinking trough during the Transhumance, is surmounted by two basins. Limestone concretions developed on it, welding the two basins together, as did the moss and the other plant life that now gives it this very unusual shape.
The square takes its name from the famous 19th-century poet, Antoine Blaise Crousillat. The larger Fontaine Moussue is decorated with four masks from which water spouts, framed by four lions' heads. The smaller Fontaine Moussue, located on Place Louis Blanc, has a crown decorated with mouldings.This construction was built of "good quality" stone from the Eyguières quarry, to bring water from Font de Maïre.This spring, located north of Salon in Les Canourgues, had fed all the town's fountains since the Middle Ages