Cent Cinq apartments, set within the Apt town centre, blending convenience and comfort, seamlessly.
Nestled in the heart of Apt, Provence, lies a property that embodies the essence of the perfect holiday getaway.
I recently had the pleasure of staying in a beautiful apartment in central Apt on the edge of the Luberon Valley. The style, facilities, and attention to detail I experienced were absolutely top class. The Cent Cinq Apartments, run by the wonderful and dynamic team, Jen and Chris, absolutely delighted me for the entire duration of my 3-week stay. Plus, the apartment's proximity to Apt's vibrant Saturday morning market, celebrated as one of the finest in the Luberon Valley, added an enchanting dimension to my holiday.
What truly makes this property stand out is the attention to detail in every aspect of its design and amenities.
Take your time and totally relax in the beautiful surroundings.
The spacious and comfortable living area, complete with beautiful high ceilings and shutters, TV and sound system, is just perfect for relaxing. The fully equipped kitchen and generous dining area invites you to explore your culinary skills with your fresh market produce and local treats.
Enjoy tranquil evenings in the large, comfortable bedroom.
The bedroom area, with its comfy queen-size bed and views of the internal courtyard, is a haven of tranquility.
The large bedroom is quiet, well-equipped and uber-comfortable with delicious linens and pillows. The immaculate bathroom, with its expansive mirror and spacious shower, offers a touch of luxury that amplifies the experience. The entire apartment is beautifully clean and the attention to detail is second-to-none.
However, it's not just the elegance and comfort that elevate this property. It's the thoughtful additional spaces such as the family games room, friendly and comfortable courtyard, and the well-equipped laundry facilities, that ensure a comprehensive and delightful stay. They even have an ancient mosaic in the basement games room which dates back to the 1st century - that's 2000 years old!
Without a doubt, this property in Apt, Provence, is a treasure waiting to be discovered
A place where convenience, luxury, and heartfelt hospitality converge to create an unforgettable holiday.
The owners (Jen and Chris), with their warm and engaging personalities, make the experience not just a stay but a true vacation filled with meaningful interactions and valuable insights. Their commitment to constantly improving the property, including the upcoming addition of another apartment, promises even more options for future guests.
Cent Cinq Apartments in Apt, Provence, isn't just a place to rest your head; it's a gateway to a world of cultural richness and natural splendour. It's an invitation to delve into the heart of Provence and create memories that linger long after your visit ends.
P.S I was in no way paid or rewarded to write this review. It is written entirely from the heart as a result of a fabulous stay in my apartment here.
Apt itself is a treasure trove of attractions waiting to be explored.
The town boasts historical richness, exemplified by its charming Old Town with narrow streets and ancient buildings.
A visit to the Sainte-Anne Cathedral (one of the oldest in Provence) or a stroll through the bustling streets, lined with local shops and cafes, paints a vivid picture of Provençal life.
Founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC, Apt was known as Apta Julia, and became an important hub due to its strategic location along the Via Domitia, the Roman road connecting Italy to Spain. The Romans established the town as a vital centre for trade and commerce, contributing to its significance within the region. While not preserved as some other famous Roman amphitheatres, remnants and traces of the Apt ancient arena can still be found today. Although time and natural elements have eroded much of the original structure, archaeological excavations and ongoing research continually unveil more about the town's Roman heritage.
The region surrounding Apt is a playground for exploration.
The entire Luberon Valley is on your doorstep waiting to be discovered.
Travellers can venture to the stunning ochre quarries of Roussillon where vibrant hues paint the landscape. The enchanting village of Gordes, perched atop the hills, offers breathtaking views and a glimpse into traditional Provençal life. Nature enthusiasts can revel in the beauty of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, a haven for hiking and discovering the region's diverse flora and fauna.
Indulge in the tantalising local cuisine, explore the numerous vineyards and olive groves, or simply bask in the tranquility of the region's countryside. With its blend of historic charm, natural beauty, and warm hospitality, Apt and its surroundings promise an immersive and unforgettable experience for any traveller.
While staying in Apt, there are several captivating attractions and nearby destinations that shouldn't be missed:
Saturday Market: Apt’s renowned Saturday market is a vibrant and must-visit spot. This bustling market offers an array of fresh produce, regional delicacies, crafts, and local wares, providing an authentic taste of Provençal culture.
Sainte-Anne Cathedral: A visit to the Sainte-Anne Cathedral, with its striking architecture and historical significance, offers insight into the town's religious heritage and architectural prowess.
Ochre Trail in Roussillon: Explore the ochre quarries in the nearby town of Roussillon, renowned for their stunning, vibrant landscapes. The Ochre Trail offers a unique hiking experience amidst the colourful natural formations.
Gordes: A short drive away, the hilltop village of Gordes has breathtaking views and traditional Provençal charm. Its narrow streets, ancient architecture, and panoramic vistas make it a photographer's paradise.
Luberon Regional Nature Park: Nature enthusiasts will revel in the beauty of the Luberon Regional Nature Park. This vast expanse is perfect for hiking, cycling, or simply immersing oneself in the diverse flora and fauna of the region.
Village des Bories: This unique historical site near Gordes features ancient stone huts, known as "bories," offering a glimpse into the traditional rural architecture of the region.
Vineyards and Olive Groves: Apt and its surroundings boast numerous vineyards and olive groves. Take a tour or visit local producers to sample fine wines and olive oils, immersing yourself in the region's gastronomic delights.
Lourmarin: This pretty village offers a delightful array of boutiques, bistros and artisan shops which are a delight to any visitor. Just half an hours’ drive away, this is a must-see in the Luberon.
Of course, whilst you are in Provence, you would do well to consider going to other villages which are well worth visiting.
There is just so much to see and do in this region - you won't be disappointed.
I'm Louise Scott
Editor, Photojournalist & Tour Director at All Things French