Visiting Apt Market in Provence

In Mersailles right now– and yes enjoying every minute of it.  I’m here for school.  I am currently in an off-campus program here in Lacoste and will be in France till November.  Afterwhich, I am free to backpack Europe till December 2.

Below are photos of the Apt market, the closest market we have in Lacoste.  Apt market is located near Bonnieux — an hour ride away from us, and is the biggest of the Luberon Weekly Markets.  The gig happening here has been happening for 900 years now.  In Apt Market, you will see local perfumes fabric, herbs, toiletries, and other little things are just equally delightful.  It is also a food haven featuring cheesses and nougats and other local treats.

Lavander harvest in Provence is from July to September.  Lavander is also being used to deter scorpions from entering houses.

2 Euro for a kilo of grapes! yes, homayged!

They take soaps seriously here.  Loads and loads of them being sold in the market in different scents, forms, and sizes.

and oh yes, cheese! cheese! cheese!

Fresh produce are everywhere as well as herbs and spices :)

and when my friends said food is just awesome in France, they weren’t kidding.

5 Responses

  1. tim September 26, 2012 / 11:58 am

    Nice to know you are enjoying Europe Lay! Take care..
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    • 13thWiTCH October 22, 2012 / 3:13 pm

      thanks tim :)

  2. Robert Knowles November 26, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    Hi Leah.. great pics.. brings back memories of my stay in mons belgium which will offer alot of great photo opportunity if you can get there .. glad to see you enjoying Europe.. hope ur fine and stay safe…

  3. Ora Benton July 10, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Our stay in Provence was for a week at a house rental in Apt, actually it was a short drive down a dirt road just below the hilltop town of Saignon. This rental was arranged locally through an agent for vacation rentals in Western Europe. It is too bad that the town of Saignon doesn’t have a web site or you have a picture of it because it is certainly a small but interesting town to tour its streets and view the valley from its high viewpoint above Apt. Its ruins are lit up at night as well. From here we used this as our home base to visit many of the hilltop or perched villages of the Luberon and onward to Aix-en-Provence and even a day trip to Saint Tropez! This was a little too far, especially having to travel over the Luberon Mtns. and down through Aix to get to the A-8!
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    • 13thWiTCH July 11, 2013 / 7:24 am

      ooh i love SAignon. I have photos of it as well as aix-en-provence! it’s such a sweet town…did you visit the antique market as well near the river sorgue?

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