Michel de Notre-Dame, as we all know as Nostradamus, was an apothecary by profession, and published in the year 1555 a book called Les Prophéties (The Prophecies). In his collection of 942 poetic quatrains, he predicted various future events that experts, and many amateurs, find a way of interpreting into related events occurring in the present day.

Some historical evidence suggests that Nostradamus may have served Catherine de Medici indirectly through his work as a physician and astrologer. Catherine was known to be interested in the occult and supernatural, and she reportedly consulted Nostradamus on occasion for his predictions and advice.

Here is what Nostradamus predicted for 2023:

“A monkey of fortune with twisted tongue
will come to the sanctuary of the gods.
He will open the door to heretics
And raise up the Church militant.”

One of his quatrains mentions the Red Riding Hood coming to Salon-de-Provence, with a broken leg, but with a great spirit. It is unclear how and why but it is written the comeback to Salon-de-Provence is guaranteed.

Salon-de-Provence, commonly known as Salon, is a commune located about 52 km northwest of Marseille in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Southern France. Salon was a Gallo-Roman oppidum well positioned on the salt trade routes between AdriaticAtlantic and Mediterranean seas, hence its name. This was totally noticeable from the moment I entered the city. Big walls, plain houses and medieval squares.

Its principal claim to fame today is as the place where Nostradamus spent his last years and is buried. I tried to visit the house, but my only luck was from the outside.

The historic center still lies within its circuit of walls, entered through two seventeenth-century gateways, the Porte de l’Horloge and the Port Bourg Neuf. Destined for my next visit, according to Nostradamus.

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