Les Salces, a small village in the foothills of the Aubrac, on the way to the Route des Lacs.Les Salces, a small village in the foothills of the Aubrac, on the way to the Route des Lacs.
©Les Salces, a small village in the foothills of the Aubrac, on the way to the Route des Lacs.
DiscoverLes Salces

Les Salces

Discover the village of Les Salces, situated in the foothills of theAubrac, between green meadows and dense forests. A charming little village ideally located for discovering the Aubrac.

The Aubrac village of Les Salces

The village of Les Salces, on the Aubrac plateau, is vast and sparsely populated, with just 2.2 inhabitants per km². The hamlets here are picturesque and the scenery grandiose. Pastures, meadows and numerous wooded areas are crossed by the singing boraldes.

Not only thevillageof Les Salces, but also the hamlets of Fromental, Pierrefiche and Trébatut have the look of postcards, with the added touch of authenticity. Here, bread ovens, fountains and granite crosses have been restored, bearing witness to the not-so-distant past when they were an integral part of human life. A typical heritage that can also be found in the surrounding area, particularly in Aubrac.

The Col de Bonnecombe

A must-see

Straddling the commune of Les Salces and the commune of Les Hermaux, the Col de Bonnecombe is the gateway to the Aubrac high plateau and the Route des Lacs. Here you’ll find a fishing pond, hiking trails and a winter sports resort open when weather conditions are favorable. It’s also where the transhumance takes place, every year on the Sunday closest to May 25. This traditional festival attracts large numbers of visitors every year to admire the beautifully decorated Aubrac cows.


your stay in Les Salces

Aubrac village
Getting to Les Salces
  • What to see and do in and around Les Salces?
    • Take the Lakes Route to Nasbinals and discover the beauty of the Aubrac plateau, its lakes and waterfalls…
    • See La Croix de Rhode in the commune of Les Salces
    • Admire the views of the Aubrac foothills from the Col du Trébatut, Col de Bonnecombe and Signal de Mailhebiau.
    • Enjoy all-season activities at Col de Bonnecombe and its fishing pond
    • Take part in the transhumance at Col de Bonnecombe
    • Enjoy aligot, truffade, sausage or Aubrac beef in a buron or inn
  • How to get to Les Salces
    • By car: from A75 exit 39.2 north-south (5 min from the village), or from exit 40 at Banassac south-north, join St-Germain-du-Teil then climb towards Nasbinals.
    • By train: the nearest station is Banassac.
    • By bus: LIO buses (Occitanie region buses) stop at the Banassac car-sharing area, 8km away.

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