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Visit Apt: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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

Tourist classifications for Apt include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Roussillon at 8 km and The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Apt, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vaucluse

Map of places to visit near Apt

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

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

Apt is in the south-east of France. 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

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