See also: Sault
The village is in the east of the Mont Ventoux and in the North-East of the Monts of Vaucluse. It is posed on a calcareous plate in limit of the Plateau of Albion, between stones, drills (of which forest of Défens, wood of Roumigières and wood of Fayettes) and fields of Lavande.
Village leaves and arrive of many roads: The secondary roads 942 and 164 in north, the secondary road 943 in the south, the secondary road 1 in the west and the secondary roads 30 and 950 in the east.
Relief and geology
Plates limestones of an average altitude of 1000 meters.
The most point is the collar of Frache to 1575 meters, in the western north of the commune, on the buttresses of the Mont Ventoux.
Large geological variety of the cretaceous with clay formation oxidized.
To the foot of the village the Croc passes, which is thrown in the Nesque.
Sulfurous medicinal spring of Fontbelle.
Its etymology comes from " Saltus ", because of the forests which covered its territory formerly.
The seigniory of Sault, old county of Sault, belonged to Agoult, one of the four big families of Provence (Villeneuve, of Agoult, and Castellane).
Set up in county (1561) in favor of François d' Agoult
A long time, the intendants were the Morard family (related in Agoult and Villeneuve), family which comes from Draguignan.
At the time of the French revolution , the inhabitants refused their annexation with the Republic, it is under the guns that they must lower the spine.
Old industry of the glassmaking with 18th and 19th century.
Maquis against a German column attacks, in 1944, at Midsummer's Day; Sault received the Military Cross.
Co-operative of the producers of lavender of the country of Sault with expo-sale and distilling, cereal co-operative and forestry development.
The development of the products of the soil and the environment develops tourism, with for example: the Festival of the Lavender (which takes place every year at August 15th); proximity of the Mount-Ventoux, the Mountain of Lure, and of the Throats of Nesque. Tourism which takes more and more importance in the local economy bénéfici of recent installations with inter alia an tourist office of the Area of Sault and a camp-site.
A military base, in Saint-Christol on the Plate of Albion, is important for the economy of the village. This base was a component of the Force of nuclear deterrence of France, because it contained missiles. This site is " dénucléarisé" nowadays, but the 2nd REG. is still present there.
Picturesque market (going back to 1515) Wednesday.
The school of resistance and an elementary school and nursery school. The hamlet of Midsummer's Day de Sault had formerly its own school, closed for lack of manpower and regrouping.
The College of the country of Sault serves the communes of the plate and these surroundings.
Stage, hippodrome, swimming pool.
Many ways of hiking of which passage of the GR4, GR9, GR92.
Parapente, shooting range, VTT, drive out, speleology…
Places and monuments
Many points of view on the Mount Ventoux.
The sector is appreciated Spéléologue S for these many Avens: Hole of the Hermit in the east, the south, swallow-holes of Bouffard, Meynière, Cougnoux and New Jean (deepest of the department with 574 m).
Several medieval frontages and Rebirth (windows with menaux) with some houses with corbelling.
- Vestiges of the vast feudal castle and the enclosure, amalgamated with the dwellings.
- Keep ruined of Saint-Jean-of-Durfort and turn of observation.
- Saint-Jaume Castle.
- Viaduct (bridge with Arches) on the Hook.
Parish church Our-Lady-of-the-Turn with old vault of the Penitent White leant.
- Vault with the hamlets of Midsummer's Day de Sault, Verdolier and Saint-Jaume.
- Oratorical Notre-Dame, Saint-Joseph and of the Sacred Heart.
Municipal museum with the contents very varied… antiquities (produced local excavations, Egyptian sarcophagus), fine art, natural history, collection of weapons (especially of knives), etc
Personalities related to the commune
the family of Agoult, family of the nobility Of Provence.
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