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Apt, Luberon

Formerly a Roman military camp, this pleasant little Provençal town stands out as the capital of the Luberon and the world capital of candied fruit. Located in the Calavon valley between the Vaucluse mountains and the Luberon massif, this charming city has a very attractive historic center.

What makes this village special?

The narrow streets of the old town emanate an irresistible charm: the old fountains, the mansions and the shady squares provide a picturesque backdrop. In the heart of the old centre, Sainte-Anne Cathedral, which dates from the 11th century, is the city's most remarkable monument. It was built on an island between two arms of a completely dry river today.

Saturday is a very important day, because the Apt market takes place on Place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance and attracts all connoisseurs and gourmets of the region: there is an assortment of local products: fruits and sun-kissed vegetables and goat cheeses just the way we like them! It's time to shop while soaking up the sounds and sweet scents of the city.

Wicker work is particularly renowned in the region. In Apt, you can buy superb baskets and straw hats, made with care by experienced craftsmen who will be delighted to show you their know-how.

Nearby, don't miss the splendid city of Avignon. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is famous for its theater festival in July.


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