Top things to do

Bistro in Apt

Thym, Te Voilà

Cuisine 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 to…
Museum in Apt

Musée de l’Aventure Industrielle du Pays d’Apt

Gain an appreciation for Apt’s artisanal and agricultural roots at this converted fruits confits (candied fruits) factory. The well-curated museum interprets the fruit and candying trade, as well as ochre mining and…
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.
Modern French in Apt

Au Platane

Hearty French food with ever-changing menus that depend on what the chef’s picked up at the market. Ask for a terrace table if the weather’s warm.
Tapas in Apt

L'Auberge Espagnole

Dominated by an ancient plane tree, the old-town square onto which this colourful tapas bar spills could not be more enchanting – or typically Provençal. Take your pick from the Spanish-inspired tapas chalked on the…
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.
Market in Apt

Grand Marché

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.