Sault, a village full of character set on a rocky outcrop, overlooks the valley where the gold of the wheat fields melds with the blue of the lavender. It's the ideal departure point for discovering the Mont Ventoux, the Gorges of the Nesque, the Toulourenc Valley, the Lure Mountain, the Albion plateau and the nearby villages of the Drôme Provençale and the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Opening onto a plateau of inebriating fragrances and colours and big open spaces, this is the place for outdoor activities in all seasons thanks to its invigorating climate.
“An hour in the footprints of the wolf”
This arrow-marked tour to discover the historic centre of Sault takes the visitor along the small picturesque streets of the old medieval village situated within the walls. A free brochure from the Tourist Office provides additional historical information and presents the ruins of the château and the most interesting sights in the old town.
The Notre Dame de la Tour Church
It is a composite edifice, entirely listed as a historic monument since 1990. Its construction began at the end of the 12th century (at the time, it was under the authority of the Saint André Abbey in Villeneuve-les-Avignon) and ended in the middle of the 17th century.
The Municipal Museum
Open in July and August, this museum has an eclectic collection: prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, medieval and mineralogical objects, even Egyptian artefacts (notably a mummy dating from the 20th dynasty), revolutionary weapons, paintings by the local artist Evariste de Valernes, the original encyclopedia of Diderot and other old works.
The Boyer nougat factory
The showpiece of the gastronomic heritage of the town of Sault.
Free tour of the nougat-making and packaging workshops of the white and dark nougat, macaroons and spelt galettes.
Rates: Free - Open all year, 7d7. Except february. Visits groups from 15 pers. on appointment. Individual visits Tuesday and Friday at 15h in July and August.
Year-round for groups.
The Lavender Road
5 km marked circuit with informational signs, an approx. 90 minute walk in the sun through the lavender fields. Easy level. Parking after the Vallon Distillery on the Route des Michouilles.
The distillery tours
Just outside the village, many farms grow and distil lavender and hybrid lavender and offer demonstrations and and guided tours:
Aroma’plantes distillery, the Vallon des Lavandes distillery, the lavender farm, the GAEC Champelle, the Loge aux Lavandes...
The Savonnerie en Provence Soap Works
Traditionally-made soaps and factory shop with a range of cosmetic products made from essential oils. Demonstrations in front of the machines in operation from June to September. The Savonnerie also offers soap and cosmetic making workshops.
Field of lavender to Sault
Field of lavender at the foot of the village of Sault
Panorama of the village of Sault
Fountain and church of Sault
Distillery of lavender in Sault
Office de Tourisme Intercommunal Ventoux Sud - Avenue de la Promenade - 84390 Sault
+33 (0)4 90 64 01 21http://www.ventoux-sud.com/