Apt, Capital of the Luberon
On the northern slope of the Luberon massif, Apt is the capital of this beautiful region of France. All year round, the sun shines and beautifies the center of Apt, a typically Provençal town. 2,000 years of history jostle in the streets of the city, discover the vestiges of its rich past!
Stroll through the city, visit and discover the most beautiful monuments: Sainte-Anne Cathedral, the Apt Museum, the Natural Park House, the Candied Fruit House, the Saignon Gate, the Hospital Tower , the mill of Salignan and many others.
The unmissable event is the weekly Saturday morning market, considered by many to be one of the finest and largest in Provence.
The Luberon, and more broadly Provence, are renowned for their natural environment, where exceptional fauna, flora and surroundings are found. Among all the places to see in the Luberon, we advise you to go to the Colorado Provençal in Rustrel, on the Sentier des Ocres in Roussillon and at the Mines de Bruoux in Gargas.
Mont Ventoux, “The Giant of Provence”
A paradise for cyclists and lovers of wide open spaces, Mont Ventoux dominates the region. Whether you reach the summit on foot, by bike, by car or on a motorbike, the panorama will always be as exceptional. The whole region takes shape at the foot of the one that the locals call the “Giant of Provence” or the “Mont Chauve”.
Cycle route routes and hiking trails pass near our hotel-restaurant in Apt. On foot or by bike, discover all the wonders the region has to offer. The Hôtel le Manoir team knows the region and will be able to guide you in your choice of walk. The two must-sees are the Cedar Forest of the Luberon and the Gorges d'Oppedette.
Water draws the landscape in the Luberon. The Apt lake offers relaxation and leisure areas for the whole family, in a natural environment. Do not miss the village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, it is here that you will find the source of the Sorgue, you can go fishing and canoeing. We also invite you to discover the sweetness of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Many other activities and villages are to be discovered in Provence and in the Luberon. Among them, let yourself be tempted by a detour to Lourmarin which will seduce you with the Belfry, the Pont à Coquille, the Château de Lourmarin and the Château Fontvert. Don't miss the Abbaye de Sénanque in Gordes, the Gorges du Regalon and the troglodyte houses in Cadenet.