In the heart of the Luberon, in the Vaucluse department, Apt is a typical Provencal town, authentic and warm. It is particularly renowned for its rich terroir. During your stay, we can only advise you to go to the market, classified as a “Marché d’exception” (exceptional market) for its atmosphere and the quality of its products, in order to appreciate the colors and perfumes that emanate from the stalls of local producers. Take this opportunity to taste the specialties of the region and learn about the local cuisine. Apt is considered the capital of candied fruit.
Your visit to the city center of Apt will most certainly lead you to the artisans’ workshops. Clayey soils and ochers have allowed the development of potters’ activities. Today, the earthenware of Apt with an “Apt marbling” are known and recognized in the world.
The old town is full of other surprises to discover during your stay: museums, squares full of with fountains, mansions, ramparts, Apt Cathedral, etc. Founded by the Romans, Apt still has vestiges of this period, including the Pont Julien and the Porte de Saignon.
The exceptional natural environment of Apt and the Luberon will allow you to go hiking, walking, cycling and mountain biking, to discover the superb landscapes on the mountains or on the lavender fields, and the fauna and flora that grows in this preserved Natural Park.
If the weather is fine, go to the Ocher Trail in Roussillon or to the Colorado in Rustrel for a change of scenery. You can also take the opportunity to visit the surrounding villages such as Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt or the village of Gargas.