12 km south of Sault via the D30.
On the itinerary of the Route de la Lavande, near Sault and the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon, Saint Christol is situated in the middle of breath-taking countryside, at the centre of the Albion district; not far from Apt, Forcalquier and Carpentras.
Saint Christol is a caver's delight and amateurs will appreciate the numerous caves both here and on the "plateau d'Albion". All the caves have their own story which the local people will be only too happy to explain... from discoveries to collapses... there's no lack of stories !
This underground world, which remains largely secret to most of the population, possesses some famous caves including the "aven de La Cervi", "l'aven Autran" and the "Trou Souffleur". Those who prefer open-air activities can enjoy some magnificent walks on Mont Ventoux.
Around Sault and Saint Christol vast fields of lavender stretch out as far as the eye can see, alternating with golden fields of cereal, the countryside is typical of the Haute Provence and so beautiful you will never want to leave.
In the village you can visit the magnificent, classified Roman church that was built in 1119 by the Benedictines of "Saint Andrede Villeneuve les Avignon".
You will be surprised by the decor which has a remarkable animal theme - the columns are decorated with serpents, lions and other fabulous beasts... everything is impregnated with a divine mystery... it deserves a detour !
What to see
12 century Eglise Notre Dame de Saint-Christophe.
"Avens de Cervi et d'Autran".
Thursday morning market.
Caving. Mountain biking. Horse-riding.
Bed and breakfast.