Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists than many of the Luberon villages, but find the time and you will discover another scenic small town

Saint-Saturnin-les-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 Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Saturnin-les-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.

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide


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

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

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

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

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

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bonnieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Gordes guide


at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lacoste guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de Lacoste guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just one of the...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 16 km (direction west)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender...

See Abbey of Senanque guide
Gorges d'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 16 km (direction east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 17 km (direction west)

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide


at 17 km (direction west)

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender fields, Sault is...

See Sault guide


at 17 km (direction east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette you can visit...

See Oppedette guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Menerbes guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt

  • Apt: market Saturday (7km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (9km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (20km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (22km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (23km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (23km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (27km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (50km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (15km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (26km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (41km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Louve (14km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (19km)
  • Jarditrain (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (31km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (31km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (40km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (41km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (9km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (12km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (25km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (37km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (39km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (39km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (38km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is in the south-east of France at 45 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is 594 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt

Canton: Apt

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84490

Distance to Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt

from Avignon (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 594 km

from Calais: 823 km

from Nice: 154 km

from Bordeaux: 484 km

from Strasbourg: 547 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 Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gargas and Villars.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt