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Sault-en-Provence

Sault-en-Provence is a very ancient town. There are important pre-historical sites in its surroundings, dating back to the Mousterian era (the Aubesier grotto) and of the Neolithic, with the presence of flint stones. It was inhabited in the Roman epoch and was a feud of the d’Agoult for six centuries, until 1611. The economy of the area depended on the springs and streams (a scarce resource in Provence) which powered factories and mills. There are numerous vestiges from medieval times up to the XVIII century to be visited in the town nowadays. The Church of Notre-Dame de la Tour dates back to the XII century, when it was named after Saint-Saveur. It is built in stone, and has a beautiful embrasured portal with a round arch and a bell gabled steeple. The city has a plan with narrow lanes and sheltered squares, noble buildings of great value and remains of towers now converted into homes (Place du Chateau).

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