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Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt

1 rue des Penitents, 84490 Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, Apt, France
+33 4 90 74 03 18
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Great place to visit

It came as a surprise to see the place for real. The entrance was hidden behind the village houses... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ski-lover01-08
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Toronto
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Lovely Village and Castle.

Take it easy. Climb to the castle. Carry on up onto the plateau and look back the village. Imagine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael P
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk” (4 reviews)
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1 rue des Penitents, 84490 Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, Apt, France
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"worth the climb"
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"stunning views"
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"lovely walk"
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"luberon valley"
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"st saturnin"
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"off the beaten path"
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"interesting ruins"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It came as a surprise to see the place for real. The entrance was hidden behind the village houses. We followed some people down to the Main Street and then followed the signs to get to the wall. The site was magnificent. We climbed all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take it easy. Climb to the castle. Carry on up onto the plateau and look back the village. Imagine the lives carrying on in the castle, then dwell on the scars to be seen on the walls in the village, and the horror of 20th...More

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The chateau at Saint Sat (as the locals call it) isn’t really a chateau at all but a castrum. After the barbarian invasions in the tenth century the villagers got together and built a fortification on top of the hill. It was added to over...More

1  Thank angie c
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

In summary: worth the walk up the hill for the beautiful view. In detail: The view is fantastic and the ruins and the small dam are interesting. There are also a number of walking paths past the ruins that offer further views. There are a...More

1  Thank Oshanda
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful village with a lovely walk up through the ruins to the chateau at the top. It was great to try and imagine what the place was like when it was originally built. Would be great if some information boards could be provided.

1  Thank Colin W
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

great hike to what's left of this chateau. Go beyond the ancient dam and climb up the hill. Nice smell of wild plants and beautiful views. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We started our day exploring the village of saint saturin les apts, which was very nice, then headed up the steps to where the chateau lies. There is a chapel up the top, plus a small garden, before you explore the stone ruins of the...More

Thank jon b
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

There isn't much left of the chateau and we couldn't get into the chapel but it's still interesting and the climb is worth it for the views alone. In spite of visiting at peak holiday time there were no more than a handful of people...More

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

One of the most authentic villages in the Luberon. The crumbling ruins perched above this lovely village offer one of the most striking views over the Luberon Valley.

1  Thank nacritique
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Every traveler's priorities differ, but if you are looking for a gem off the beaten path, I highly recommend visiting St-Saturnin-les-Apt. We counted this in the same category as Saignon, a small peaceful village worthy of exploration and devoid of tourist traffic flow. I'm not...More

4  Thank Moments4Life
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