Plan Your Visit to Sault on Market Day
The pretty town of Sault sits on a rocky outcrop to the southeast of Mont Ventoux and is at the heart of local lavender production. It sits above the valley that takes its name, and the shaded Promenade opposite the Tourist Office on the road towards Aurel offers incredible views across the Southern flank of Mont Ventoux, which in June and July is shaded in various tones of purple when the Lavender fields are in full flower.
Continue reading here for details (and photos) from Julie’s visit to Sault on market day, which is Wednesday. A sign in the central plaza (Place du Marché) in Sault indicates that the weekly market started in 1515. This market is one of the oldest continuous markets in Provence.
Whether you are in Sault to bike Mont Ventoux or not, you will undoubtedly see lots of spandex and plenty of high-end bicycles. This village is the start of one of the three ascents of the “Geant de Provence” – the giant 1909m mountain.
Sault is famous for its lavender fields and beautiful vistas of rolling countryside. Mark August 15th in your calendar for the annual Fête de Lavande in Sault, a purple-hued event.
Here is a guide to markets in Provence and along the Côte d’Azur.