What to do in Apt?


The city of Apt is renowned for its rich taste and the diversity of its landscapes. It has nothing to envy of big cities and has: heritage, culture, history and charm. During your getaway in our family hotel in Apt, visit the Sainte-Anne Cathedral and its crypts, the ancient remains of the Roman fortifications (Porte de Saignon and Tour de l'Hôpital), but also, the Sainte-Catherine Chapel.

Apt is the capital of candied fruit. Many famous confectioneries can be found in the Pays d'Apt. This production of candied fruit is listed in the inventory of intangible cultural heritage in France.

Passionate about our region, we have many brochures at reception so that you can choose your activities. Our teams will give you valuable advice on activities to do in the area.

Explore the surroundings On foot, by bike or by car

Many exceptional panoramas and trails are around the Sainte-Anne hotel. Seven GR cross the Luberon and pass very close to our establishment.

The hotel is labeled "Accueil Vélo" which guarantees you a set of standards respected by our establishment for your cycling expedition. Make a stopover in our charming hotel in Apt during your journey from the Calavon to Luberon cycle route.

Discover the reliefs of the Luberon Perched villages

The Luberon Regional Natural Park is known to everyone for hosting magnificent picturesque villages full of history, legend, historic monuments and which offer breathtaking views of nature. By staying one or more nights in our family hotel in Apt, you will be a few kilometers from the most beautiful hilltop villages of the Luberon: Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Saignon and Oppède le Vieux.

In the heart of the lavender country Sénanque Abbey

From the end of May to the beginning of August, it is the period of flowering of lavender. Fields as far as the eye can see, Provençal scents and radiant colors will accompany your moments of relaxation and walking on the lavender road. The Sénanque Abbey is one of the must-see places. This monument, dating from the 12th century, can be visited all year round, you can discover there: the abbey church, the old dormitory, the cloister, the heating room and many others.

Climb the Giant of Provence Mont Ventoux

The most determined of you can set off to climb the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux, by bicycle, on foot, by motorbike or by car. Two roads lead to the summit. At the very top, it is at an altitude of over 1,900 meters that you can admire the beauty of the landscapes stretching from the Mediterranean Sea, to the mountain ranges of the Alps passing through the Cévennes, the Massif Central and the Pyrenees .

Walk with family, two or friends The ochres of Roussillon

In 20 minutes by car, you will be at the ocher of Roussillon. Two routes, accessible to all, a short and a long, will allow you to explore this remarkable site near Apt. During your expedition, you will discover signs that will familiarize you with the surrounding geology, fauna and flora, as well as on the history of the site. Let yourself be charmed by the natural colors of the Roussillon ocher trail.

Testimony of the lifestyle in Provence The village of Bories

This village is invaluable, it allows us to understand the way of life of yesteryear in Provence. Also called the "Black Village", this site is made up of around twenty dry stone huts and was occupied until the 19th century. This village is the result of the demographic expansion of the region linked to seasonal agricultural work, its dwellings were therefore temporary. This site has been classified as a Historic Monument since 1977.

Our partners

We source from local producers:

- The basil farm in Roussillon (84400)

- Provencal flavors in Isle sur la Sorgue

We have developed partnerships with various service providers. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details

A prime location Cycling in the Luberon

Apt is at the crossroads of several cycle paths to discover the Luberon but also Provence. We have developed several partnerships with bicycle rental companies and we have been awarded the Accueil Velo label.

We can offer you routes at your request.

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