Welcome to Apt
Apt is known throughout France for its fruits confits (candied fruits, sometimes also known as glacé or crystallised fruit). Strictly speaking, they’re not sweets: they’re made with real fruit, from which the water is removed and replaced with a sugar syrup to preserve them. As a result, they still look (and more importantly taste) like pieces of the original fruit. There are several makers around town where you can try and buy.
It’s also a hub for the 1650-sq-km Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon (www.parcduluberon.fr), a regional nature park criss-crossed by hiking trails.