Salernes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Salernes: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Nicely situated in the Bresque river valley, both the medieval quarter and the shady valley in Salernes should feature on your itinerary

Salernes is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Salernes. For detailed visitor information see the Salernes travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Salernes in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Entrecasteaux at 5 km and Tourtour at 6 km.

Salernes, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

Villecroze is a charming small village with a quaint historic centre and a park...

See Villecroze guide


at 5 km (direction south)

Entrecasteaux is a traditional Provencal town between the Gorges du Verdon and the French...

See Entrecasteaux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

Tourtour is a very attractive and traditional Provencal village with a great deal to...

See Tourtour guide


at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

This pleasant town is interesting to visit during your stay near the Gorges du...

See Aups guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Lorgues is quite a quiet town, and very typical of Provencal...

See Lorgues guide


at 13 km (direction east)

A stroll to admire the fountains in the quiet historic centre of Flayosc is...

See Flayosc guide


at 18 km (direction west)

The most striking characteristic of Barjols is the large number of washhouses, fountains and...

See Barjols guide


at 19 km (direction east)

Much of the medieval centre of Draguignan is now lost, but the town will...

See Draguignan guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

Bauduen is a pretty village with a beach on the shores of Lac de...

See Bauduen guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

Les Arcs, with its historical Parage quarter, is a very lovely historical town...

See Les-Arcs-sur-Argens guide
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Scenery at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Lac de Sainte-Croix is a popular leisure lake with beaches near the Gorges...

See Lac de Sainte-Croix guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France is a charming small resort on the west coast of the Lac...

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

Aiguines is a small traditional Provencal village between the Lac de Sainte-Croix and the...

See Aiguines guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

Trigance is a charming small village and castle to the east of the Gorges...

See Trigance guide

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Markets in and near Salernes

  • Aups: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Cotignac: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Carces: market Saturday (11km)
  • Lorgues: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Draguignan: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Le Luc: market Friday (20km)
  • Brignoles: market Saturday (22km)
  • Les Arcs: market Thursday (22km)
  • Gonfaron: market Thursday (27km)
  • Le Muy: market Thursday & Sunday (29km)

More information about Salernes, Provence

Tourist attractions near Salernes, France

What to do at Salernes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Salernes.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (12km)
  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (14km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (43km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (32km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (37km)
  • Jardin Germaine l’Hardy-Denonain (47km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (56km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Quinson (22km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (23km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (29km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (32km)
  • Massif des Maures (34km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (40km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (43km)
  • Lac de Castillon (43km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (43km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (43km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (47km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (42km)

Geography and distances

Salernes is in the south-east of France at 55 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Salernes is 660 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Salernes

Canton: Salernes

Arrondissement: Draguignan

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83690

Distance to Salernes

from Toulon (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 660 km

from Calais: 885 km

from Nice: 85 km

from Bordeaux: 561 km

from Strasbourg: 570 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Salernes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Entrecasteaux, Sillans-la-Cascade, Tourtour and Villecroze.

This page in French: Visiter Salernes