The Country of Sault
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  • castle
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  • mollans sur ouvŔze
  • bridge

Leave Apt on the D943, in St Saturnin les Apt take the D943 towards Sault, after having crossed the gorges, you will see on your left the castle of Javon. Once in Sault head for Aurel, a beautiful village from Haute-Provence, favoured by painters. Upon entering Montbrun, take the first left, the D159. You will follow beautiful Gorges until you arrive at the Castle Of Aulan (Château d'Aulan) a medieval Castle dating back to the era of the Seigneurs, the oldest part of which dates from 1240. This has been partially restored, and must absolutely not be missed.
Then continue on the D159 and then the D546 until you reach St Auban sur l'Ouvèze.
Then head towards Buis-les-Baronnies where a stop, maybe for lunch, is almost obligatory.

Following the D5 you will arrive in Pierrelongue with its church perched on a rock. You can then visit Mollans-sur-Ouvèze, a very picturesque old village with its clock tower dating back to 1720, its Fountain ("Fontaine des Dauphins") from 1713, the Chapelle des Pénitents (1658) a washing fountain, a chapel suspended from the bridge, the ruins of the fortress and its church (registered furniture and architecture).
After Mollans take a left on the D40 towards St Léger du Ventoux so as to follow the pretty valley of Toulourenc (Vallée du Toulourenc). Trout fishing before arriving in Brantes. Visit of the village (Wrought iron works, earthenware, weaving and santons).
Further on, in Savoillan one can visit the restored farm of St Agricol with its conservatory of aromatic plants with 500 different species over 13 acres of gardens and hothouses.
You can then join the D942, after St Jean de Sault, take a left to head back towards Apt on the D230 so as to enjoy the spectacular views on your way back down to Apt.

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