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Location address: France, Aquitaine, Salies-de-Béarn
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Salies-de-Béarn (Occitan: Salias) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.
Around Salies-de-Beéarn, there are many salt sources. Salt from Salies-de-Béarn was the base for the salty ham of ‘‘Jambon de Bayonne’‘.
The legend is that a wild bore was wounded by a hunter. The bore ran and died in one of the salt lakes. The bore was foudn a few days later, and the meat absorbe the salt. That’‘s the legend how the ham of Bayonne was discovered.
This is the reason why the symbol of the city is a bore.