Apt tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the baroque style cathedral

Apt is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Apt. For detailed visitor information see the Apt travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Apt include "recommended detour".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Apt in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Roussillon at 8 km and The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon at 9 km.

Apt, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 8 km (direction )

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists than many...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore the ancient...

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes and fascinating...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in Bonnieux and...

See Bonnieux guide


at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the Luberon, stands...

See Lacoste guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known for its...

See Chateau de Lacoste guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque old town...

See Cucuron guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the village of...

See Chateau de Lourmarin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon region...

See Lourmarin guide


at 15 km (direction south)

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional Natural Park...

See Cadenet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are overflowing with...

See Menerbes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited villages in...

See Gordes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

See Ansouis guide
Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

See Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer guide

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Markets in and near Apt

Market days in Apt: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Apt: market Saturday (0km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (9km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (13km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (16km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (17km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (21km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Pertuis: market Friday (22km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (24km)

More information about Apt, Provence

Tourist attractions near Apt, France

What to do at Apt? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Apt.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (34km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (43km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (19km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (25km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Louve (9km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (12km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (22km)
  • Jarditrain (27km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (31km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (34km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (9km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (19km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (20km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (34km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (34km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (43km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Istres (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (32km)

Geography and distances

Apt is in the south-east of France at 47 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Apt is 601 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Apt

Canton: Apt

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84400

Distance to Apt

from Avignon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 601 km

from Calais: 830 km

from Nice: 152 km

from Bordeaux: 486 km

from Strasbourg: 554 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Apt from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auribeau, Buoux, Gargas, Saignon, Sivergues and Villars.

This page in French: Visiter Apt