Apt market

Apt market is the biggest of the Luberon weekly markets. It takes place on Saturday morning (up till about 12.30pm) year-round, and has been going for some 900 years. The market sprawls and swirls through several alleys and squares in the heart of old Apt, like a long conga line, and it's a festival of vitality and colour. There is a real buzz in the air as you stroll from stall to stall, an energy that comes from the traders and a jolliness in the steps of your fellow shoppers.

Apt market covers food, local products, clothes, fabrics, bedspreads and table cloths, flowers, herbs, toiletries, perfume, and many other things you probably didn't know you needed. Many shops along the market also stay open or have stalls on the pavement, adding to the liveliness of the proceedings.

Apt also has a farmer's market every Tuesday evening, from April to December, in the cours Lauze de Perret.