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Feeding the chickens at Domaine d’Esperbasque, Salies-de-Béarn

Starting our walk, entrance to the campsite at Salies-de-Béarn


The salt museum - it was closed

Liquid refreshments in the town square

We left Pamplona mid-morning and drove north-west through the Pyrenees to the French border near Saint Jean de Luz and then headed east to Salies-de-Béarn where there was an ACSI campsite; Domaine d’Esperbasque, (N43°27'11" W0°55'15") a lovely rural campsite overlooking pasture and vineyards. We know we’re back in France! There were 5 stops for tolls totalling €14.94. There is only one other couple from Holland staying here.

Salies-de-Béarn, (the town of salt) dates back to the 11th century and owes its existence to salt-water springs, from which natural salt is extracted and the thermal baths which take advantage of the Salies water for many therapeutic cures. We went for a long walk on a lovely sunny afternoon down through a farm track and into the town, stopping for a drink in the Place de la Trompe (town square) before heading back.

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