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Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, rural basin Apt and the Luberon Regional Nature Park is located on the sunny side of the Monts de Vaucluse, facing the Luberon, with its steep slopes and valleys (350 to almost 1100 m above sea level) between the towns of Lioux and Villars.

Sheltered from the Mistral in southern slope of the mountain, a rocky outcrop, overlooking the medieval village agricultural plain between Roussillon and Villars, interrupted by the hill Peréal.

The traditional habitat is characterized, apart from the village, by thirty hamlets scattered across the farmland. Urbanization occurred during the second half of the 20th century is located between the productive farmland and mountain inaccessible and protected.

Third common Vaucluse by area, covering 7579 hectares Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt: 1/3 is between 250 and 400 m and corresponds to the south; agricultural tradition and invested in housing over the centuries. Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt has one of the largest cherry orchards that cover their white flowers in spring. It is also the country of the vine and wine but also its olive and olive oil flavored artichokes and almonds. The other two thirds, from 400 to 1100 m, corresponding to the forested mountain and the "altiplano" Sarraud the edge of the plateau de Sault (scrubland, oak, lavender, conifers).

Geographical information

Latitude43.9440760 (N 43° 56’ 39”)
Longitude5.3837300 (E 5° 23’ 1”)
AltitudeFrom 217m to 1093m
Surface area75.79 km²
Population2802 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (54 km, 1h02)
Insee code84118
IntercommunalityCC Pays d'Apt-Luberon
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Villars4.4 km (8 min)
Gargas6.3 km (10 min)
Apt9.1 km (14 min)
Rustrel9.8 km (15 min)
Roussillon9.9 km (14 min)
Lioux12.3 km (16 min)
Saignon12.9 km (19 min)
Joucas13.2 km (16 min)
Gignac13.5 km (19 min)
Murs14.8 km (21 min)
Buoux16.7 km (26 min)
Gordes17.3 km (21 min)
Auribeau17.9 km (28 min)
Caseneuve18.8 km (28 min)

Things to see and do

The most impressive monument of the village is undoubtedly the castle chapel, tower and chapel (1056).

See also: the priory of Saint-Pierre Agnane (XIII), the Chapel of the Penitents (ruins of the seventeenth), the chapel of St. Roch (built after the plague of 1720), the Sainte-Madeleine (north Croagnes ), the chapel of Saint-Maurin (former Templar house of St Maurice), the Chapel of St. Radegund (Péréal) the chapel of the hospital (nursing home) near the ruins of the castle fortified village; mills Wind (XVII), the portal Ayguier and ramparts, in the plain and the castle in the mountains Bourgane Bories (about 130) and Ayguiers (about 90).

See also: washing and fountains, gates of the village (XVIII, registered in the inventory of MH), cross the lava cave burial, oppidum Péréal, tank Hospital, dams (first immersed, 1836 the second completed in 1902), Roman tombs on the plain of Sylla.

Various sporting activities are at your disposal: swimming pool (July-August), tennis (all year), many walks.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

Weekly market on Tuesday morning. Art of living, the market offers a range of regional and gourmet invites fans to learn to cook simple, tasty and fragrant. Every Friday in the summer, a farmers' market is held on the Place Gambetta from 17h.

Mountain biking in June.

An antique fair is held every July 14.

Are held in July "universities in the country" and throughout the summer the "Wednesdays St Saturnin" with a different show every Wednesday.

The first Friday in July, the hamlet of Tuilière music resonates "musical springboard" and the first Sunday of August takes place the celebration of the earth and old trades of yesteryear.


View from the village
View from the village
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Chapel Castle
Chapel Castle
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Ruelle (the Pontin)
Ruelle (the Pontin)
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Place Ayguier Portal
Place Ayguier Portal
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Earth Day
Earth Day
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Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The village of Gordes is about fifteen miles from Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt. Site must also: Colorado provençal and ocher hills, but also ocher Villars. Apt 8 km, the country's main city of Apt, welcomes you with its museums, heritage and Saturday with its market.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tree-climbing in the Luberon forest
Sports sensations25 € Viens (15.6 km)
Discovery hike in Provence
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Sault (16.6 km)
Tour of a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (17.6 km)
Visit a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (18.4 km)
Tandem paraglider flight around Banon
Sports sensations75 € Banon (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Colorado of Provence
HikeEasy1h00Rustrel (8.4 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (14 km)
"Terrasses du Ventoux"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h45Méthamis (15.2 km)
Lavender Path
HikeEasy1h40Sault (16.5 km)
Défends Wood
HikeEasy2h20Sault (16.5 km)


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