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French in Apt


What fun this place is: an offbeat French restaurant that's stocked to the gunwales with the owners' bric-a-brac finds, from vintage movie posters, antique shop signs and old radios to a collection of sardine cans. …
Bistro in Apt

Thym, Te Voilà

Cuisines du monde is what’s on offer at this charming little bistro – in other words, a little bit of everything, from a splash of Asian spice to a traditional Hungarian goulash. It’s on a lovely square in the old t…
Market in Apt

Grand Marché d'Apt

Apt’s huge Saturday-morning market attracts hordes of locals and tourists alike. If you really want to see what a marché Provençal is all about, then make it a date in your diary.
Modern French in Apt

Au Platane

Pleasant, if plain, French food is what you can expect at this longstanding restaurant in the town centre: roast duck, thyme-infused lamb and a fish of the day. Ask for a terrace table if the weather’s warm.
Tapas in Apt

L'Auberge Espagnole

Simple tapas, cold beers and a nice location on a tree-shaded square – the 'Spanish Inn' makes a pleasant spot for a quick lunch or pre-dinner snacks.
Food in Apt

Confiserie Marcel Richaud

A small sweet shop selling locally made fruits confits (candied fruits) and calissons d’Aix (iced candied fruits). It’s been in business for three generations.
Museum in Apt

Musée d’Apt

Apt's various industries – ochre-mining, fruits confits and faïences – are explored at this modest but well-curated museum in the middle of town. Exhibits include a reconstructed potter's workshop.
Church in Apt

Ancienne Cathédrale Ste-Anne

The 11th-century Ancienne Cathédrale Ste-Anne houses the relics of St Anne, and 11th- and 12th-century illuminated manuscripts.