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Written by Sandrine Published on 07/05/16

Hanging on the slopes of the Monts de Vaucluse, this pleasant little village is easy to discover on foot. Starting from one of the car parks in the city centre, it is possible to climb up to the remains of its medieval castle, of which there are still some walls, doors and battlements. The walk is very pleasant, and gives access to a water retention of a bright blue.

The lake on the heights of the ancient castle
The lake on the heights of the ancient castle

The old church near the castle
The old church near the castle

From there we have a superb view of the whole plain and the surrounding villages. We can continue the walk by strolling along the ruins of the castle until we reach a small church. The site is not very touristy and that's good, because we can enjoy the beautiful landscapes in all tranquillity.

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is also known for having been a high point of French resistance during the Second World War. The story of the bloody day of July 1,1944 is told in the church square.

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