Salies de Béarn truly is an authentic French Village and one of the prettiest villages in the region with charming medieval houses and architecture set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pyrénées. This largely undiscovered region of SW France is becoming best known for its traditional Basque way of life, and is well serviced by two international airports at Pau and Biarritz.
It is also brilliantly located for all holiday pursuits and a perfect base from which to explore the surf beaches, ski stations,
Pyrénées mountains, the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, or perfect just to simply immerse yourself in traditional French Village life.
The village offers many excellent restaurants, shops, bars, bakeries and patisseries, a cinema, an excellent Carrefour supermarket, and a golf course, and everything is within easy walking distance from the house. There is a wonderful weekly market on Thursdays, and numerous fetes throughout the year.
Salies de Béarn is also only 45 mins from the famous surf beaches of Biarritz and Hossegor, the excitement of the Pyrenees Ski Stations and the Michelin starred pinxto delights of San Sebastian.
Whatever your interests, Salies de Béarn is an excellent destination for a surfing or ski trip, a gourmet Basque getaway, or an extended French experience living and enjoying life in the midst of a thriving French village.
Video of village bells ringing for Sunday Service from the 14th Century church at the end of the street.
This video was taken on 27 December 2015 from one of the upstairs bedroom windows looking out over the medieval rooftops of Rue Loumé. .