HOLIDAY HOUSE NEAR SALERNES EN PROVENCE
Only 7 minutes away from our holiday house you will find the local metropolis with a population of 4,397 people. Famous throughout France for making tiles using traditional production methods; wonderful Sunday morning market under age-old plane trees; profusion of pottery & tile workshops.
Don't miss Salernes during your holiday
Salernes is between Entrecasteaux and Aups, in the Upper Var region. It is in a wonderful village in the valley of the Bresque river. The town is best known for its tradition of tile making, especially for the trademark terracotta floor tiles of Provence - hexagonal tiles known as tomettes. The industry, dating back 200 years, is still active around the town today (you will see the smoke from the kilns in various places around the town). The castle at Salernes, now in ruins following a 17th century fire, dates from the 12th-13th centuries and the remains of the towers stand above the village, and offer good views across the rooftops.
Below you can explore the narrow streets of the medieval centre of Salernes that grew up around the castle. In these streets note particularly the several fountains that dot the town, before stopping in one of the many cafes to be found along the central square, lined with plane trees. The tower on the Church of Saint-Pierre is topped by one of Provences' trademark wrought iron campaniles. Just below Salernes village, explore along the pretty shady valley and little caves of Saint-Bartholomew - a good place for the children to run around exploring. Don't forget to bring your picnic basket, or buy some nice bread at the bakery.