Sault is one of the main stops on the Lavender tour – which visits distilleries, lavender fields and summer lavender festivals. Situated on the border of a wooded plateau, blooming and fragrant with lavender – it is perched at 776 meters (approx. 2550 feet) above sea level in the Mt Ventoux range at the edge of the Vaucluse Plateau.
This town is surrounded by immense bright lavender fields as far as the eye can see ………. row after row of lavender.
Products of the countryside play a prominent role in the economy of this village. During Lavender season shops, cafes and restaurants are packed with visitors to the lavender fields. Lavender honey, bunches of dried lavender, sachets and lavender bobbins are also widely available in this area, especially so at the Lavender Festival celebrated each year on the 14th & 15th of August, when the whole village is decorated with lavender for the occasion.
Another frequent sight in Sault is groups of cyclists who stop here for refreshment, just before making their climb up Mt. Ventoux.