"Rhône Valley: Salaise Sur Sanne and its region" Salaise-sur-Sanne by XenoHumph

Salaise-sur-Sanne Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 20 photos

Salaise Sur Sanne is the village where my parents live in France. It is located in a very nice coutryside in the Northern Rhône Valley, SE France . The region has lots of orchards (peaches, apples, pears,cherries...) and is right next to famous Côtes-Du-Rhône wineries (St-Joseph, Hermitage...). It has also a few nastily smelling chemical factories along the river. I guess it gives people jobs though... Luckily, most of Salaise is located up the hillIside which rarely gets bad smells.
It is a nice place to live as it is very well located: 200 km from the heart of the Alps, 350 km from the Mediterranean, 100 km from the Massif Central, 40 km South of the city of Lyon . It also has great weather with hot (30 C) and dry summers, mild winters and pleasant the rest of the time.

Best train stop is Péage de Roussillon.and best freeway exit (A7) is Chanas.

If you want to see more pictures of that region, go to my website at:

Old local buildings are made of Rhone pebbles and mud in Salaise.
Les batiments anciens sont construits avec des galets du Rhone.

Admire well as long as you can the old buildings of Salaise!! The mayor office is on an agenda to destroy systematically all the old buildings and walls of the center of town to replace them with cheap (but good for the town officials' pocket I hear) very ugly modern crapy ones (see my "Local customs tips"). A complete slaughter that has been going for about 10 years now.

Profitez en bien de ces vieux bâtiments traditionnels!! La mairie est en train de raser systématiquement tous les vielles maisons et murs du centre pour les remplacer avec des constructions a bon marché (mais qui remplit bien les poches du maire et accolytes selon la rumeur) modernes et horribles (voir mes "Local customs tips"). Cà fait maintenant à peu près 10 ans que le massacre continue en toute impunité!

Rhône valley near Salaise, view to the South from the St Joseph vineyards.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice little French village...
  • Cons:... being destroyed by mayor & friends
  • Last visit to Salaise-sur-Sanne: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    Great that Salaise has a circus school! Not many villages can say that. I must have gone through (or past) Salaise on my bicycle many years ago, but I don't remember anything about it.

  • penumbra's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2006 at 6:00 PM

    Salaise-sur-Sanne looks like a pleasant town. It?s a pity the original buildings were torn down instead of being restored.

  • Chatte40's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2005 at 1:43 AM

    Thank you for comments of my Lac d´Annecy-pages. Yes, really beautiful lake, and Annecy-oldtown..France is one of my favourite countries, with delicious food/wine and so beautiful language!

  • Oct 10, 2005 at 8:36 PM

    A stunning page Xeno! I can see why you are upset about replacing yhe old buldings for the new! Thank you so much for the comments on my C.Town pages!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 8:21 PM

    Bravo ton coup de gueule! Le (mauvais) modernisme a fait beaucoup de ravages dans nos villages. En général, c'est moins le cas maintenant, mais, apparemment, à Salaise, ça continue !

  • Jul 9, 2005 at 1:34 PM

    Hey i am from Lyon, but my parents now live in Valence, not far from where you are from!

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 12:35 AM

    Une jolie ville encore...

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 3:36 PM

    A very interesting page with an all too common theme! Why can't people see the beauty and history of the amazing old buildings. They look so much nicer!!! We're having the same problem in Fredericton at the moment.

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 10:50 AM

    So very charming :) Pity about the ugly new buildings though. Vive le decadence!

  • Maillekeukeul's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2005 at 11:34 AM

    Apres Salaise reveur, Salaise les interets financiers !!! Que veux-tu, l'art ou le fric, on choisit vite...

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