In all seasons, the Giant of Provence wields strong attraction on all. Cyclists, nature-lovers, hikers, snow-shoeing, off you go to explore this magnificent mountain. Lots to see and discover as you go…
Land of blue gold
This small village, once fortified with strong walls, stands atop a rocky spur overlooking the Sault valley. Sault is famous the world over for its magnificent lavender crop. In June and July, the peak of the flowering season, the Sault highland shimmers with every shade of blue and mauve, giving visitors unrivalled views of beautiful countryside. It is the land of blue gold for here we grow, harvest and distill the precious lavender flowers, to extract the essential oil that is so delicate and so full of healthful properties.
Sault culminates at an altitude of 766 metres, and is the ideal starting point for excursions and hill walking toward Mont Ventoux, the Gorges de la Nesque, the Toulourenc valley, the Albion plateau, Lure Mountain, the Luberon and other sites that are nearby, in the counties of Drôme Provençale and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
DENTELLES DE MONTMIRAIL
Paradise for Climbing and Hiking
The lacy peaks of the Dentelles de Montmirail stand proud against the clear blue sky. Erosion has fashioned a craggy steep area that is beloved to hikers and rock-climbers. Chiselled peaks stretch out like a ribbon of lace, which explains the Latin name: ‘Mons mirabilis’, for admirable mountain. At the base of the Dentelles de Montmirail are prestigious vineyards producing Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise and other AOC wines. Picturesque villages await you, and the countryside offers lots of outdoor activities such as rock-climbing, hiking, mountain-biking, and of course visiting the villages, the wine estates, tasting the wines and other wine-tourism events …
Mont Serein Station
Located on the north slope of the famous Mont Ventoux, the resort of Mont Serein is THE resort of Provence to discover in this period of great cold. Ideal to spend a day, a weekend with family or friends, let yourself be tempted by the many winter sports offered by the resort: skiing, sledding, snowshoeing ….