Sault is the home of lavender and visitors have the enviable opportunity to roam among row upon row of blue stalks of the flower, inhaling its rich scent. Other than tours of these farms, this corner of the popular Cote D’Azur region of France offers tourists beautiful landscapes to marvel at and a host of outdoor activities to engage in. There is also a sumptuous culinary experience consisting of typically astounding French repasts in store for holidaymakers as well as top class accommodation in luxurious villas and apartments.
Touring the lavender farms, especially during summer when the scent is at its sweetest and the petals at their bluest, is a must for any Sault visit. For this experience, visitors are advised to include a trip to the Apt area and the Valreas Enclave. Here they will be surrounded by endless fields of the blue flower as they watch the farmers tending their crop in the traditional ways. As visitors interact with the locals they will get to learn to more about the region and its heritage. They will also get the chance to see how the Lavender and other plants are processed to produce their arresting fragrances. Not everything is soft and flowery in Sault; there are plenty of activities for the thrill-seeker. These include mountaineering expeditions on Mont Ventoux and sky diving. For the complete novice at these activities there are schools specialised in training them for their first experience so that they enjoy it to the maximum while being safe. Visitors can also hire bikes to go cycling through trails as they enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the beautiful weather. Those who prefer hiking are welcome to explore the forests and mountains on foot. The lucky or the careful planners among them will see their visit coincide with the colourful Lavender Festival on the 15th and 16th of August.
Visiting lavender farms is only part for the thrill, there are many other places holidaymakers can look forward to discovering while in Sault. The fortified village of Sault itself is a wonder to behold. It has plenty of restaurants and cafes from which you can sample excellent French cuisine. The surrounding mountains of Ventoux and Lure are also a site to behold. At the Municipal Museum of Sault, tourists can get a huge dose of French culture and heritage as they view the works of celebrated painters. It is one of the oldest museums around, having been established in 1859. It also holds some rare parchments from the 3rd century.
Sault has very friendly weather for most of the year with temperatures staying above 20°C. Even in winter temperatures won’t go below freezing.
There are 3 airports in Paris that can put visitors about an hour and a half from Sault; Charles De Gaulle, Orly Field and Beauvais-Tille. Of the three Charles De Gaulle is the most popular, with close to 120 airlines operating from it. From here visitors can get taxis or rental cars with ease.