Salernes village of Haut Var, is known since the early 19th century for its production of red hexagonal tiles called "floor tile". Originally, the village was based on an agricultural economy. It produced oil, wine, figs, wheat, beans, melons and peaches. It was also silk mills, factories of hats and coarse cloths. From the late 18th century, the inhabitants of Salernes began to exploit the wealth of local resources to improve their standard of living as a farmer. Thus from the 1830s, dozens of small workshops were created on the territory: manufacturer of tiles, bricks, pipes, and pottery Malons utilities, for local needs. However, the exceptional quality of the clay deposits of Salernes - ferruginous red clay - has pushed manufacturers Salernes to specialize in the manufacture of a single product: the malon hexagonal red floor tile called.
House of architectural ceramics Terra Rossa: Located in the heart of Haute Provence, Salernes, Terra Rossa traces the ceramic tradition in the township for centuries. Vast museum whose buildings cover more than 3000 m², "The House of Architectural Ceramics, Terra Rossa" offers a set of exhibition whose theme revolves around the clay and ceramics.