'DANS CETTE MAISON
VÉCUT ET MOURUT
MÉDECIN ORDINAIRE DU ROI
AUTEUR DES "ALMANACHS" ET
DES IMMORTELLES "CENTURIES"
As you'd expect, Nostradamus is all over Salon-de-Provence, the town of his birth. The exterior of his birthplace doesn't make for a pretty picture with all the tourists milling round, and although photography is only allowed on the ground floor I was at least able to take the two shots above.
These murals on a nearby building are interesting, particularly the top one, which represents Catherine Médicis's visit to Nostradamus with her young son Charles IX in October 1564, when the town was known as Salon-de-Crau.
A much more modern representation of the great man, although I couldn't find a date on it. And, the provençal heat taking its toll on us after a heavy day, we had to give his tomb a miss.