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1 rue des Penitents, 84490 Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, Apt, France
+33 4 90 74 03 18
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All reviews worth the climb lovely walk fabulous views surrounding countryside ruins chapel remains village valley chateau bridge walls path luberon century saint stairs
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

We only discovered the ‘Chateau’ (more a fortified settlement) while on holiday in the area when spotting its dramatic outline on the horizon while driving back from a previous day out. The charm of this place lies mainly in the dramatic setting, rather than the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NickBrum
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We walked up to the Chateau on a sunny afternoon in mid June. Make sure to wear a hat or sunscreen as the clean French air combines with intense sun and you will burn before you realize it. The view of the surrounding countryside was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank amw4
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

There are beautiful views from the top onto the valley so be sure to stop if en route to Sault. Not a must if only touring Luberon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

An absolute must should you be in the area. This market is enormous. 100s of stalls, music, food and drink. Arrive @ 10.30 ish. Packing up is @ 1.30 pm. Park where you can and enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank X2221BWclairer
Reviewed June 25, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed June 10, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank angiec670
Reviewed June 7, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Oshanda
Reviewed October 17, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed October 4, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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