sault lavender festivalThe town of Sault (94, Vaucluse, Provence PACA) holds

  • an annual Lavender Festival in August
  • and then on the second Sumday of October an Autumn Mushroom Festival (Fête du Champignon) on 13 October 2019 at nearby St Trinit.
    Styled as “between Ventoux and the Luberon” the local area is so rich with wonderful produce they could probably hold a festival every weekend – for honey, wine (Cotes de Ventoux), chestnuts. cheese, salt-marsh lamb, pork etc etc

Plus it is a beautiful area to visit, often blessed with a delightful climate (excluding the Mistral winds) – situated to the north-east of Avignon in the heart of the area made famous by Peter Mayle’s book “A Year in Provence”


Sault is an ancient fortified village situated along the top of a high ridge overlooking a wide valley, with lavender fields spreading to the south and west. A long viaduct crosses the tiny La Croc stream below, at the southeast end of the village. There is also the remains of a huge feudal castle.

Sault is situated on a rocky spur, dominating the eponymous valley. At the altitude of 766 metres, the municipality has the label Station Verte.

Known worldwide for the cultivation of lavender, Sault, once protected by fortifications, bears the traces of an intense human activity from prehistoric times onwards.

Sault is the ideal spot for hikes and excursions toward Mont Ventoux, the Nesque Canyon, the Toulourenc valley, the Montagne de Lure, the Luberon and other nearby sites in Drôme Provençale and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

A soothing village with its authentic little streets, Saint Trinit is an old monk’s village which keeps its name and its Romanesque church of the 13th century from the monks of the Saint-André de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Classified as a historical monument since 1915, the magnificent building is a perfect example of the Romanesque architecture of the region.

The ancient priory, with its remarkable door, faces the church.

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