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Saint Christol

Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 800 h.

10 km south of Sault via the D30.
Saint Christol, Clock tower

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 !

Saint Christol, street

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.

Saint Christol, terrace

In the village you can visit the magnificent, classified Roman church that was built in 1119 by the Benedictines of "Saint André de 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 !

Saint Christol, lavender field

What to see:

12 century Eglise Notre Dame de Saint-Christophe "Avens de Cervi et d'Autran".

Leisure activities:

Thursday morning market.
Caving. Mountain biking. Horse-riding.
Moto-cross circuit.


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Self-catering rural holiday accommodation (gites).

Neighbouring towns and villages:

Sault (11km), Lagarde d'Apt (9km), Saint Trinit (9km).

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