Every year, the 15th of August. A wonderful lavender day held at the hippodrome horserace track called Le Déffends - with a lavender field planted in the middle of the track!
A beautiful day of colours, fragrance and flavour to celebrate the flower of Provence - lavender. The fields around the village of Sault are fragrant with the recently-harvested lavender and it is time to celebrate.
At 10am, don't miss the lavender-cutting championship, where workers harvest with the scythe. This is reserved for professional lavender cutters and takes place at 10 am. There is also a lavender-cutting contest, with a scythe, for non-professionals. All day long there is music and dancing with Provencal folk music groups. Horse and buggy parades and rides. Market with lavender growers, farm products, a book fair and an art show. Crafts village, horse show, and a closing concert in Provencal. At 12:30, country meal served under the oak trees. Book the meal at the Tourism Office in Sault (04 90 64 01 21). Lots of fun for children, with poney rides and displays of beehives.