Lavender Celebration

Thursday 15 August.


Event in Sault :

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!
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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 displays of beehives.

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Dates and times

Thursday 15 August.

Languages spoken

  • French


Free of charge.


Hippodrome du Défends
Route de St Trinit
84390 Sault
Tel : View number 04 90 64 01 21
E-Mail :
Website :


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