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Make Apt Home Base

Apt is one of the larger centres in the Luberon and a great place from which to explore the hilltop towns, lavender fields, and vineyards of Provence. The weekly Saturday morning market in Apt is popular all year, it’s one of the biggest ones with stalls running throughout the streets. In the height of summer expect this market to be crowded, but don’t let that dissuade you from visiting.  The market stalls here run the gambit from linens and typical Provencal crafts to goat cheese to roast chicken and Morrocan specialties.

Apt Saturday Market fishmonger

From Apt, there are many beautiful villages within a short driving distance. Discover Menerbes made famous by Peter Mayle and others before him. Explore the perched villages of  Bonnieux, Gordes, and Oppede le Vieux. Feel like you have stepped back in time in Saignon, Ansouis and Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt.

Ansouis Village Luberon

Rental Units in Apt

Over the last 12 months, Jen and Chris Mallon have totally renovated a beautiful old townhouse (with Roman origins) in the heart of the old town of Apt to create smart and two comfortable apartments that are now available to rent via Cinq Cent.

In a great location, these apartments provide the ideal base from which you can explore the area and with the house’s hidden central courtyard, they offer a peaceful place to sit after ambling around the market.

Luberon Countryside

Chez Manon is an 18th-century farmhouse (French “mas”), that has been restored to reflect its provençal origins while incorporating modern comforts. It has a heated pool, professionally landscaped grounds, well equipped open plan living and five comfortable bedrooms. Terraced areas to three sides of the house allow you to enjoy the gardens and the views. Chez Manon is just two kilometres from Apt. Discover this property here.

Hideaway in Viens

Situated in the beautiful village of Viens, with a boulangerie, alimentation & restaurant and surrounded by spectacular scenery and of course, lavender fields is this peaceful, eco-friendly cottage. Owned by Pascal and his wife Marina, who runs her own French Language School – Learn French in Provence.

Perfect for a couple this studio cottage is designed and built to high ecological standards with a range of features reducing its impact on the environment, offering guests a comfortable place to stay. The open-plan space includes a well-equipped, kitchen area. Enjoy the two private terraces and a large garden with views across to the Luberon.

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Julie Whitmarsh

Julie and her husband Andy started visiting the Vaucluse area 25 years ago & over the years have increased the amount of time they spend there with their growing family. She has a deep affection for the area, finding it is a great place to visit, where the whole family can relax and enjoy time together.

She longs for the day when she can ‘up-sticks’ from her home on Dartmoor & relocate to the Luberon and spend her days cycling, walking, visiting markets & brocante fairs and of course enjoying the local food and drink.

Her blog VaucluseDreamer gives her a space to highlight some of her favourite things about the area from places to visit to particular activities that she and her family all enjoy.

She hopes one day it will be a place where she can share the process of renovating a house in France, but at the moment that will have to wait.

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