Salers stands at an altitude of 950 m in the "Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne" Nature Park and is a site not to be missed in the region. It is a unique 16C architectural whole and its old houses made of dark lavastone and topped with turrets give the village an austere charm. Among the wealth of treasures to be found in the fortified town are the Church of Saint Mathieu with five 17C Aubusson tapestries, an entombment and a polychrome lectern.

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Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 71 40 58 08

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Maison du Bailliage (old bailiff’s court)
  • Maison de la Ronade with its five storey-high tower
  • Maison des Templiers – Museum exhibiting the town’s folklore and past
  • A guided tour of the village


  • Castles and ramparts : Remains of the ramparts, Beffroi and Martille gates
  • Gatronomy : Salers beef, Salers cheese, carrés de Salers cakes, an aperitif
  • Panoramas : View of Puy Violent and the Cantal Mountains from the esplanade de Barouze

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