Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

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Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, Vaucluse’s village


The origins of the village date from the 10th century. There are still significant remains of the Castrum, perched on a rocky spur at a height of 450 metres. The 11th century chapel and keep were recently restored. The remains of the ramparts can be seen as the village spreads down to the plain (12th and 14th centuries). The village is dominated by a windmill dating from the 16th century. An old plaster furnace and dams are nearby. The churches of Saint Etienne and Croagnes, the chapels of Saint Radegonde, Saint Pierre of Agnane, Saint Madeleine and Saint Roch. The centre of the village has magnificent listed gates: Le Portalet, Gates of la Roque, Rome Gate and Leyguier Gate; as well as numerous fountains and washhouses, bridges, the Balcony of Atlantes, the public bake oven (open for guided visits). Outside the village lie 30 hamlets from the 17th century, stone cabins and covered stone water tanks

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