Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is an amazing village in Luberon, built on a rock above the Vaucluse countryside. Flanked by two beautiful 17th century windmills and in the shadow of a phenomenal medieval chateau, Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is alive with history, and certainly doesn’t lack charm.
There is a huge amount to see from Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt accommodation. The famous 17th century windmills are of huge interest to visitors, and the medieval chateau is an amazing site to see. As you walk the streets of Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, you may be amazed by the number of stunning ancient houses, elegant sculpted arches and beautifully carved front doors. The ancient ramparts form a ring around the village, and provide an excellent self guided tour route through Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt.
The village lies in the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon, so nature thrives and there are a fantastic range of animals and birds to watch in their natural habitat. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and the Luberon National Park is home to some of the best hiking, mountain biking and horse riding trails anywhere in the South of France. Self catering Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt villas are hugely popular as hiking bases for people heading into the realms of the Plateau de Vaucluse too.
There is also a small, man-made lake (Barrage) a little outside Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, where fishing holidays thrive, as the lake is stocked twice a year. Fishing permits are very easy to get your hands on, sold in the majority of local tabacs and in the Café des Voyageurs in the village itself. If you manage to catch your supper, there are many excellent opportunities to cook. A self catering Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt cottage is an ideal place to learn to cook Provencial cuisine, and the rich truffle country behind the village have attracted many excellent chefs to open restaurants in the region, especially for the most luxurious of natural foods.
The market town of Apt is just 10km from a holiday rental property in Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, and is well worth the trip. Anyone with a love for food must definitely make the trip, as the foods in the markets are absolutely sensational, and enough to make your mouth water simply looking at them. The ancient centre, Vieille Ville, is also of major note in Apt.
Avignon Airport (AVN) is the closest to a Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt property, based just 45km away. Flybe provides regular flights from Exeter (EXE) and Southampton (SOU), whilst Jet2.com provided cheap, direct services from Edinburgh (EDI) and Leeds/Bradford (LBA). A hire car is not essential, but is strongly recommended.