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Exploring Apt

Post by Sharat | May 28, 2017 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Exploring Apt

Apt is a small town in Provence that can found on the banks of the Coulon River on the Eastern side of the Luberon Natural Parc. Apt is perhaps best described as being a ‘lived in’ town instead of a tourist one. Apt can trace its origin right back to Roman times and every time period since then has had a huge impact on Apt which if you are patient enough you will be able to take stock of.

Checking out the town

The town’s most important historical attraction is the Cathedral of Saint Anne which was constructed in baroque style between the 11th to 17th centuries. There are plenty of things to discover in the cathedral such as a variety of decorative stone carvings. There are a couple of very old crypts as well as the Chapel of Saint Anne which is extremely ornately decorated. Apt’s historical city centre is based around the cathedral and there is a network of old streets that are lined with some very interesting housing as well as several open squares and fountains just waiting to be discovered.

The towers and markets

There are two towers that are of particular interest because of their ironwork campaniles which are built in the traditional style of Provence. You should also pay a visit to the excavated Roman ruins plus the tower in ramparts which is named the Tour de l’Hôpital is still substantial enough to also visit. The main market occurs weekly on Saturday’s plus there is also a very popular farmer’s market which takes place on Tuesday’s

Apt museums and galleries

The main Museum of Apt is divided into a couple of parts, the first one curates the important industries of the region such the manufacturer of property and is called Musée de l’AventureIndustrielle. The second section is called the Museum of History and Archaeology which doesn’t really require an explanation. Apt has a second museum called the Maison du Parc du Luberon and it goes without saying is dedicated to Luberon and the various fossils that have been found in the region.

Apt 005 by Ming-yen Hsu, on Flickr

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