Sweets & Treats

Sweets & Treats

Nougat from Sault

Nougat is made from honey and almonds. Black nougat and white nougat are two of the Thirteen Desserts on the traditional Christmas table.

Here are our favourite websites for finding artisan nougat:

Trip idea: a visit to the nougat manufacturing workshops in Saint Didier, all year round. Find out more

Honey of the Ventoux

The Ventoux area with Sault and the Albion plateau form the historic region of the lavender.

And Lavender is a flower, so we produce here a tasty lavender honey!

We use it as a sugar but also to make provençal nougat

The calissons

Once upon a time, the Good King René married to the austere Jeanne de Laval asked to his confectioner to cook a special sweat for his wife. According to the legend, when the grave woman tried for the first time the candy, she smiled and asked "What is the name of this gorgeous treat?". King René answered in provençal, we named it "di cali soun" (it means hug).

It's a diamond made with almonds, chystallised melon, and orange peel.  The calisson is one of the emblem of Aix-en-Provence but also broadly of Provence.

Candied fruits and boiled sweets from Carpentras

With their ancestral expertise, master confectioners use sun-soaked fruits from the Carpentras region to make high-quality candied fruits using artisan methods. All their candied fruits are manufactured by hand, from fruit-peeling to glazing. Candying is an art which requires patience and meticulousness, given that it sometimes takes up to three months to candy a fruit!

We recommend:
- Confiserie Clavel, in Carpentras,  master confectioner for generations;
- La Maison Jouvaud, in Carpentras, for all sorts of chocolates, sweets and other confectionery;

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Our other activities

Going with the flow in the Vaucluse...

The fact that water is rare in Provence makes it all the more precious and appreciated. At the height of summer, discover our refreshing trip ideas...

The villages of Mont Ventoux

Explore the charming small villages at the foot of Mont Ventoux... Bedoin, Crillon le Brave, Sault, Savoillans, and more. The atmosphere, architecture and views differ from one village to the next.