La Muie (river pool) in Salernes

The French call it a “plan d’eau” and in Salerne it’s the River Bresque that flows through a filter that feeds a man-made lido with shallow water falls fit for swimming. Just one warning though – even in the height of summer the temperature of the water is under 20 degrees so of course it’s refreshing but might be too cold for some. Still, it’s a lovely place to have a picnic and dip your feet into. There is also a public toilet and sometimes a little stand that sells refreshments but I recommend bringing a cooler full of snacks for kids and/or yourselves. This place is about a 20 mins drive from Cotignac. Take the first turn right (or follow the sign that says “La Muie” at the big roundabout at the edge of the town.