Flora and fauna
In Salles and its surrounding area we find the largest continuous forested area of Europe, consisting mainly of pine trees and pillow moss. It was planted in the 19th century to stimulate the local economy, but now offers the protected regional nature reserve of Landes de Gascogne. The forests supply remarkable fresh air, making the area also much beloved by people suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
Squirrels and many types of birds can be seen every day and deer regularly abide on the Villa Park. To prevent from wild boar from entering, the whole park has been surrounded by a perimeter fence. On one side the Villa Park is flanked by the river l’Eyre, which gives an extra impulse to the local flora and fauna. Through a gate in the fence the river can be reached by people staying on the Villa Park.