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 Apt

The town of Apt

Apt an old market town



Places to see and stay in Apt France

Apt is an old market town in the Provence region of France. The town is on the left bank of the river Coulon in a valley.

It is the main town in the Luberon mountains. It is about 41 miles east of Avignon and a similar distance from Marseille.

The area has a lot to offer the hill villages the lavender fields. The vineyards that go up the sides of the mountains. Apt is famous for the finest examples of candied fruit.


Apt town

Apt Provence There is a Farmer's Market in Apt every Tuesday morning. You can buy local produce fruits, vegetables, flowers, wines, plants, olive oils, honeys, marmalades, cheese.

On a Saturday morning the town turns into a large market where you can buy nearly anything. The town has about seven squares which are filled with stalls.

Some of the stalls are trucks and vans which open out to make into shops. The squares are linked by the narrow pedestrian streets full of stalls.

At the east end of town there are more stalls on a large parking lot.

Place to eat in the town a local Map of the area

Provence lavender

The Apt plain is covered with lavender and lavandin, or hybrid lavender. About 80% of Provence lavender farms grow lavandin. It produces five times as much oil as real lavender.

The real lavender is used mainly for perfumes and in cookery.

The town hall in Apt

Apt Provence

Hotels in the area the Hotel Le Manoir Apt

Hotel Le Manoin Apt The Hotel Le Manoir is located in Apt making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts.

All of the guestrooms are complete with non smoking rooms, air conditioning, daily newspaper, desk, hair dryer, shower, satellite/cable TV.

To suit guests' convenience, this Apt accommodation offers bar/pub, meeting facilities , restaurant, room service, business center. In addition, the hotel's guests can enjoy the leisure and sports facilities provided on the premises: pool outdoor, garden.

Hotel Le Manoir Apt

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Or you could do like we do and stay in a Gite.There are plenty to pick from in the Hill towns and villages.This one is in a nearby village

Luberon area house to rent

Peacefully located on the outskirts of a picturesque village, this delightful detached villa enjoys stunning views of the Luberon mountain range.

The property provides a central base to explore some of the best excursions in Provence.

Touristy villages such as Lourmarin (15 kms), Saint Rémy de Provence or the numerous old hill top villages in the Luberon, or the historical towns of Aix en Provence or Marseille, are all within an hour's drive. Shops and restaurants in Merindol 1 km.

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