Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt: tourism and travel guide

In the Vaucluse, the hilltop village of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is a major tourist destination in the Luberon.

Some villages in southeastern France are exceptional destinations, away from the main tourist routes. This is the case of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, a pretty village in the Vaucluse. Situated in the heart of the Luberon landscapes, the village reconciles modernity and tradition.

You can discover a cultural and historical heritage. Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is famous for its windmills, which were once used to produce flour. You can also admire the castle chapel, and many decorated old doors in the village streets. Around the village, ponds bear witness to ingenious irrigation practices : these pools are called aiguiers.

You prefer to spend active vacations, in contact with a wild and generous nature? You can go hiking or cycling on the paths and trails in the heart of the preserved landscapes of the Luberon. According to your desires, you can also try your hand at different activities in the Vaucluse. For example, would you like to take a climbing course? Do you want to try your hand at tree climbing?

Do you know tapenade, this specialty made from olives? Have you tasted olives from the Alpilles or goat’s cheese? From the Mediterranean coast to the alpine pastures of the Southern French Alps, the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on a gastronomy of a rare richness. You can also discover in the region a selection of local markets where producers make you discover the richness of the soil.

Are you planning to find accommodation near Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt? Do you like camping? You prefer the standing of a hotel with character? You like the convivial character of a bed and breakfast? We allow you to book the accommodation of your dreams. The local Tourist Office will inform you about the activities to try and the tourist sites to visit…

Discovering the Luberon

The Luberon Regional Nature Park owes its popularity to its remarkable natural areas. Between vineyards, orchards and forests, valleys, hills and mountains, you will admire landscapes as diverse as they are picturesque. During your hikes, you will be able to observe a little less than 300 species of vertebrates (birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals…).

During your hikes, you will be able to see for example the Jean-le-Blanc circaète, Bonelli’s eagle or the Egyptian vulture. Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy the Luberon on the natural side by taking the Voie Verte du Calavon. Don’t miss Ansouis, Lourmarin, Gordes, Ménerbes and Roussillon, which all belong to the most beautiful villages in France.

Read more: Luberon Regional Nature Park

Museums near Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

There are several museums around Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt:

  • OKHRA – EcoMusée de l’Ocre, is housed in a former factory that produced ochre, a colour pigment used in the construction and textile industries.
  • The Apt Museum presents the various economic specialities of the region: ochre, earthenware and candied fruit.
  • The Blachère Foundation, housed in the former Bonnieux railway station, is dedicated to African art.
  • The lavender museum in Cabrières d’Avignon reveals the secrets of growing this emblematic plant of Provence.
  • Sénanque Abbey is a Cistercian abbey, still occupied by monks. It is open to visitors.

Visiting Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt: practical information

The Pays d’Apt Luberon Tourist Office provides all the tourist information you need to prepare your visit to Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt :

  • Official website:https://en.luberon-apt.fr/
  • Address: Av. Jean Geoffroy, 84490 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
  • Phone number: +33 (0)4 90 05 85 10

Would you like to sample local produce? Every Tuesday morning, a market takes place in Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt from 7am to 1pm.