Saint Saturnin, France

Self catering holiday villas and apartments to rent in Saint Saturin

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is found in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. When you stay in a Saint Saturnin holiday villa, you’ll be enchanted by this charming village perched in the mountains of Vaucluse, facing the Luberon. The name of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt comes from the martyrdom of St Sernin (the first bishop of Toulouse in the 3rd Century). 

Today there is a restored 17th century windmill above the village and a ravine below the castle that has been dammed to form a picturesque little lake, which in former times provided a secure water supply for the village. When you rent a holiday home in Saint Saturnin you’ll immediately feel at ease in the village. Tourism hasn’t changed it and its character remains ‘local’.

In fact when you stay in a Saint Saturnin holiday apartment you’ll be tempted not to leave the village! The centre ville is perfect for an evening stroll through the narrow streets lined by ancient houses – many of which carry plaques noting their history. You can also stroll up to the 11th century castle to enjoy a magnificent view of the sunset over the village and the Luberon hills beyond. For those who enjoy hiking there are a plethora of trails to see the best of the Luberon.

Don’t forget when you stay in self-catering accommodation in Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt there will be plenty to tempt you at the market in Saint Saturnin each Tuesday morning! The village is also within easy reach of all of the Luberon villages: including Loumarin, Menerbes, Bonnieux and Lacoste, Gordes and Roussillon; the towns of Apr, Cavaillon, Avignon and Aix en Provence. The village is located within the Parc National du Luberon and is close to both the Luberon hills and the Alpes de Hautes Provence.

The nearest airport is at Avignon which welcomes flights with Flybe and Jet2. Check website for seasonal variations in flights. To arrive via train Avignon South station serves TGV trains from Paris in 2 ½ hours. There is also the possibly of arriving direct to Avignon with the Eurostar from London in the late summer months – journey time is 6 hours. Via car from France’s northern ferry ports journey time is 10 ½ hours without a break.

Provence follows the Mediterranean climate, with seasons that change in abrupt succession. Sudden autumn rains end the heat of summer. Winters tend to be mild. The year's most sustained rainfall occurs in spring, when the plant life explodes into growth, and the scent of resins and herbs fills the air. Summer can be brutally hot in Provence.