Sault, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Val de Sault, plain composed of fields of wheat, spelled, and Lavender which is unveiled at the exit of a turn.
The first documented human presence dates back to prehistoric times and has never stopped growing until the 19th century.
The local products of the country Sault are many and varied: the country of Sault lamb, pork Ventoux free range meats and, nougats white, black and cakes, goat cheese, herbs, lavender and its derivatives.
A discovery tour of the historic village center "1h in the footsteps of the wolf" showcases the remains of the imposing castle, ramparts, and evokes the marked path through life saltésiens the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
Municipal Museum Sault:
Founded in 1859 by Henri Chrestian, one of the oldest in Provence, it contains collections of prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, Medieval, mineralogical, a mummy of Egyptian artifacts, weapons, and a series of paintings by local Evariste Valernes. In addition you will find a library of thousands of books of all time.
Open in July and August from Monday to Saturday from 15h to 18h - Tel. : +33 4 90 64 02 30.
Free tour with commentary and educational support to the family distillery built in 1947. Traditional distillation of lavender and lavender with lavender straw home.
Tel. : +33 4 90 64 14 83.
Production and distillation of aromatic and medicinal plants, lavender and lavender, floral waters, production also spelled de Haute Provence in farming.
Free guided tour of the distillery.
Tel / fax: +33 4 90 64 04 02.
Tour and presentation of operating lavandicole garden conservatory reservation in July-August.
Tel. : +33 4 90 64 00 24.
Demonstration manufacturing, video room, factory outlet soaps and cosmetics with essential oils.
Tel. : +33 4 90 64 17 99.
In July-August visit to the workshops and explain the manufacturing process of white nougat, nougat cakes black and einkorn, packaging, weighing, and a video projection.
Tel. : +33 4 90 64 00 23.
Path to Sault lavender (1.5 km towards Mont Ventoux and Route Michouilles): 5.3 km marked loop (about 1h30 walk in the sun) in the middle of lavender fields with information panels, level easy. Parking Vallon after the distillery.
In the woods Deffends Sault to (1.5 km to Saint Trinit on the D950): 3 walks of 45 minutes of walking at 2:30, pleasant, shady, easy to appreciate in every season.
Municipal pool outdoor sports complex. Opened in July-August.
Tennis, 2 hard courts at the sports complex Sault.
Sounds Sault over the last weekend of May Music Festival which aims to generate discoveries, encounters with artists and create a musical perennial Sault.
Fair of Saint John the Wednesday before St. John: Grand colorful market and flavors.
Horse Racing on the 2nd Sunday of August around the racetrack highest (795 meters) and the most unique of the department with its oval composed of a field of lavender, 7 races trotting, trotting race one mounted . Updates PMU, quartet, quinté.
Hiking cycling lavender on the morning of the second Sunday of August: 3 courses to choose from all levels organized by the club Sault bike, through the beautiful Country Sault.
Lavender Festival at the racetrack Défends August 15 each year. Field Day events to multiple cutting contest with a sickle, parades and folklore groups from carriages, horse show, concert Provencal ... And throughout the day: village crafts, book fair, exhibition and sale of paintings, sale of products containing lavender. Not to mention the great noon picnic in the shade of oaks based products in the country.
Frequently Notre Dame on Wednesday after August 16: Grand colorful market and flavors.
Heritage Days the third weekend of September: The afternoon begins under the sign of gluttony by visiting the nougat based in Sault for 4 generations and whose white nougat is very smooth. Then let yourself be carried away by the colorful history of the village of Sault through its narrow alleys often evocative name and its 12th century church.
Large Market Fall Flavours on the 3rd Sunday of October, which brings together growers and producers of the massif of Mont Ventoux in the Festival "Flavours Ventoux Nature".
The Drailles Sault of November 1: 3 mountain bike fun and varied across trays bright, deep wooded valleys of the Pays de Sault roads are a pure delight!
Racing sled dogs snow off the second weekend of November: A Racetrack Deffends competition takes place in two rounds, one Saturday afternoon, one Sunday morning. Several categories are planned: canine cross runner connected to the size of one, two or three dogs, mountain bikes, scooters and carts harnessed to 4, 6 or 8 dogs, the most spectacular event. The spirit of this passion is based on mutual respect between the musher (dog handler) and dogs, we do not whip, talking to his dogs and the show is even more amazing!
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Natural sites ignored:
The Mont Ventoux at 26 km.
The gorge of Nesque 6 km.
The Albion plateau 10 km.
Outdoors: Sault of the country is fully marked to practice hiking safely. Are also available at the Tourist Office of guidebooks, cycloguides, mountain biking guides free and paid for all levels, detailed maps.
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