Salernes is located in the valley of the river Bresque, and is best known for its beautiful ceramic wall and floor tiles (the "tomettes"), the Salernes pottery and beautiful lava stone. There are still many (small) factories manufacturing tiles and pottery, and Salernes also has a ceramics museum with an extensive overview of the ceramics produced in the region.
The unique 16th century church Saint-Pierre with four towers is also worth a visit. The church is located in the centre of Salernes amidst characteristic alleys with houses dating from the seventeenth century.
In Salernes you will find several bakers, several supermarkets, banks and a post office. Around the market square in the centre of Salernes there are numerous terraces and restaurants. The weekly markets are on Wednesday and Sunday.
The famous Verdon Gorges du Verdon are about 35 minutes from Salernes. It is worth a (half) day to take the breath-taking drive through this "Grand Canyon" of France, and finish the day on one of the many beaches at the large reservoir Lac de Sainte Croix.