Roman Traces Apt was Apta Julia
ExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Apt was once Apta Julia the Roman City

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to do a pop-up event with my jewellery in the cellar of our friends’ newly restored townhouse and apartments in the centre of Apt Cent Cinq. I say cellar, but this was the most beautiful, vaulted stone room, set below the …

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Apt Saturday Market Fresh Produce
Julie WhitmarshRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Looking for Rental Accommodation Near Apt

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 …

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Apt Cent Cinq Holiday Apartments Apt Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Holiday Apartments in Apt a Place to Explore Provence

Jen and Chris Mallon are British transplants. They sold everything in 2018 and moved from England to Apt in the South of France. It was a quick move they decided to relocate in June and arrived in France at the end of September. They left their jobs, sold a house, …

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Château de Bourgane
David & Karen TaylorFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Discovering Château de Bourgane Near Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Despite living here in Provence for over ten years we continue to make great discoveries! Château de Bourgane is on the road leading from Apt to Saint Saturnin Les Apt. The Chateau dates to 1775 and was probably one of the most important houses in …

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lavender fields provence @deb_lawrenson
Deborah LawrensonInspire

Provencal Lavender – off the beaten track

When the lavender is harvested in Provence at the end of July, a heavenly scent is carried on warm evening breezes. Alerted by the first wafts of perfumed air, from our terrace we can sometimes see the smoke rising from the other side of a small ridge. The distillation has …

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Market Day in Apt #Markets #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Saturday is market day in Apt and I love it!

I always think it’s a shame that we don’t have the same approach to markets in England as they do in France. As I sit with my first coffee of the day and a ‘pain au chocolat’ in a cafe in Apt, the whole town is bustling, full of people …

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Lavender displays #Lavender #ExploreProvence @VaucluseDreamer
InspireJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

By Vaucluse Dreamer: For the last week, Apt has been turning purple. Over the last couple of weeks, more and more displays like this lavender-themed one have been appearing in Apt. Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, …

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House Hunting in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie Whitmarsh

Our Provence Real Estate Dream is a Big Step Closer

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As those who have been following my blog for the past year will know – our big dream has been to own a home in the Vaucluse, an area we have been visiting for the last 25 years and which already feels like a …

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Domaine de Font Alba #WinesofProvence #Apt @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

A new wine domain in Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: We have just discovered Domaine de Font Alba, on the outskirts of Apt. Set in 25 hectares including vine and olive trees, the vines are at between 300 and 400 meters facing South & South East and …Continue reading here Via:: Accommodation in Provence …

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Brasserie in Apt #Apt #TasteProvence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Cheese lunch + wine tasting = much happiness

Contributor blog post by David Taylor A significant number of the grapes grown locally are taken to Sylla, the local wine co operative in Apt, producing vin de pays de Vaucluse and vin de pays d’Apt wines. Formally these were known as either a cote de Ventoux or Luberon depending …

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