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From Les Oliviers, you can walk to the village in 25 minutes. It will take less than 5 minutes by car. The 17th century windmill above the village of St Saturnin looks across to the location of our homes half way up the hillside called "Le Perreal". The oppidium of Perreal was a Celtic and Ligurian site and was occupied throughout antiquity. This was the most important pre-Roman habitation in the region and pre-dates the town of Apt, 6 km to the south. The authentic, medieval village of St Saturnin-les-Apt nestles along the base of a long, low cliff with the ruins of an 11th century chateau above.

The church and the village’s two remaining windmills date from the 17th century. St Saturnin village provides you with many facilities: two bakers, a small supermarket, a butchers, pharmacy, tourist office, post office, olive oil mill, cave a vins, hairdressers, estate agents, pottery and ceramic studio and gift shop. Every Tuesday morning, market stalls occupy the village square where you can buy fresh meat, fish and vegetables as well as delicious cheeses.

In the summer, there are also several gift and clothing stalls. Below the ramparts lies a rainwater lake, well stocked with fish several times a year.

Fishing permits are available in the village. A stroll around the village will take you past fountains, medieval archways and facades of interest. The area around St Saturnin is popular with hikers and walkers.

You can find maps of the various trails at the village tourist office, located next to the post office. After your tour, why not quench your thirst at one of the cafes or enjoy a meal at one of the four restaurants in the village.

The nearby market town of Apt is a 10-minute drive from our home. Here you will find shops selling Provençal items of all types - clothing, pottery, gifts and food. Apt is the centre of the crystallised fruit industry. Each Saturday morning, the most famous market in the Luberon is located here. Colourful stalls line all the streets and squares.You can spend hours browsing, buying gifts or fresh, seasonal produce. It is an experience not to be missed.

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windmill above St Saturnin
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