A former Roman military camp, Apt is today a small Provençal town where you will find charming holiday rentals. Apt is a retreat in the Calavon valley, between the Monts de Vaucluse and the Massif du Lubéron. The old part of the town, Vieille Ville, is a magnificent tourist attraction, which hides behind the old town walls, hidden from the road by the newer residential area which now surrounds the historic centre.
What makes this Village special
The old town emanates from the 11th Century Cathedral originally build on an island in between two branches of a now completely dry river. The Apt market on a Saturday and the farmers market on a Tuesday are great times times to visit the town, with hundreds of local farmers, craftsmen and artists trading their wares. Market day is a magnificent time to tour Apt, rent a bicycle and enjoy the many sights, sounds and smells of the town. The wicker-work is especially good in the area, and you can pick up some wonderful baskets and hats from the weekly market. The magnificent town of Avignon is very close and a must do experience. Rent a property anywhere in the Vaucluse and the amazing range of attractions in Avignon will almost certainly draw you to the town. UNESCO have declared the whole city centre on the world Heritage List, and for a good reason. The huge Festival of Avignon in July attracts visitors from around the world, causing the whole region to get swept up in the excitement.
Apt Market: Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Another large market in the region and one of the most beautiful in Provence which has existed since the 17th century. The scents and colours will enthuse your senses. Creamy goats cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, olives, fresh herbs…. But also Provençal products such as fabrics, olive oil soaps, lavender, pottery, jewellery, hats, honey….