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In Haut Var, on route D31 between Aups (10km.) and Carces (16km.).

Discover the village of Salernes in the Var

Place à Salernes

Situated in the valley of Bresque, where the rivers Pelicourt and Grave come together, this small town is both an artistic and an industrial center. Salernes is set on the side of a hill and is sheltered from the wind. In this mild Mediterranean climate, it is pleasant to stroll about the narrow streets admiring the picturesque houses and the 11th c. church with its door and two spires. The many gurgling fountains are refreshing.

Salernes, famous for its ruined feudal castle

ruine château de Salernes

One can go up to visit the ruins of the old feudal castle from where one can discover the village seen from the sky, with its round tiled roofs.

and for its “tomettes” (terracotta tiles)

Salernes is famous for its hexagonal "tomettes" (a kind of tile), which cover most of the floors in homes in Provence and the South of France. These are terracotta tiles, glazed or unglazed, made from a mixture of this red, ferruginous clay with other types of earth. 15 highly creative manufacturers are constantly offering you their world-famous products. Don't miss a visit to "Terra Rossa", the Salernes ceramics museum.

Tourism: the natural swimming pool at Salernes

piscine naturelle de Salernes

If you're in Salernes during the summer months, why not take a dip in the marvellous Salernes natural swimming pool. Under a pretty Romanesque bridge dating from the Middle Ages, you can dive in and swim in the Bresque river, which is very deep and calm at this point, a real natural swimming pool in a splendid setting.

Salernes market

The Salernes market is held twice a week on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. It's a lovely market with lots of local producers. It's a great opportunity to visit the village and stock up on local produce.

Our map of Salernes in the Var (postcode 83690)

To find your way around Salernes, you can use our interactive map of the village, which you'll find on this page. We've included all the points of interest in the village (castle ruins, Terra Rossa, etc.) as well as our accommodation recommendations so that you can locate them before booking your stay in Salernes.

Nice walks in the area?

There are lots of great walks to do around Salernes. One of our favourites is the trail to "la Chapelle Saint-Barthélémy et les vestiges anciens". You'll discover a superb chapel as well as the Lauve megalithic tomb, and you'll pass through some very beautiful countryside.

What to see

Castle ruins.
St. Pierre Church.
The old village.
Chapel of Saint Barthélémy
Terra Rossa: ceramics museum
Tile factories.

Leisure activities

Walks and horse rides.
Cycling tours in the Var.


Villa B offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The rooms are beautiful, some with mountain views, and breakfast is served by the pool or in your room, as you prefer. The hosts are lovely and go out of their way to please their guests.


Family campsite in a 4.5 ha shaded natural setting between sea and Verdon
Camping pitches, mobile home rentals, chalets, bungalows 4 to 8 pers
Kids club, entertainment, water park, heated pool, jacuzzis, water slide. wifi

134 / 100


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.



You have sent us several questions about Salernes. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Where to stay in Salernes?

Among the various types of accommodation you'll find on the net, we recommend the hotels and campsites you'll find at the top of this page. In our opinion, these are the best places to book if you want to enjoy your stay in Salernes.

Where to eat in Salernes

Among the restaurants in Salernes, we recommend "Le Bout du Monde" for its original and refined cuisine. You're sure to have a great time at the table in Salernes with your family, friends or colleagues.

Where is Salernes in the Var?

Salernes is in the Var department, west of Draguignan. The beaches of the Côte d'Azur are not far away, and Salernes can be a very pleasant and less expensive inland holiday destination than the Côte itself.

Marché de Salernes.
Place de Salernes.
Ruine à Salernes.
Ruelle dans Salernes.
Vue sur Salernes.


Sillans la Cascade (6 km), Entrecasteaux (8 km), Villecroze (5 km) and Cotignac (12 km).

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