saignon village luberon

4 km from Apt, 5 km from Sivergues, 6 km from Castellet, 7 km from Buoux, Caseneuve, 9 km from Rustrel, 10 km from Vaugines, Cucuron, 13 km from Gignac

GPS : Longitude : 5.427778 E - Latitude : 43.864723 N
Altitude : 450 m
Population : 1045

A charming village perched high atop a hill on the Plateau des Claparèdes, Saignon dominates the Apt valley. With a church that was an important destination for pilgrims from the whole of Provence in the early Middle Ages, Saignon was also an important site for travellers journeying to Rome along the Via Domitia. Wandering through the village’s narrow streets and many squares, visitors will discover the area’s numerous fountains – Saignon is a major source of mineral water – and admire the stunning doors and arches of a number of old town houses. The village is typical of those found in the Vaucluse region.

chapel saignon luberon

farm saignon luberon

What to see and visit: its parochial church of Notre-Dame-de-Pitié, from the eleventh and twelfth centuries; the Romanesque chapel of Saint-Michel-de-Albania, originally from the eleventh century and rebuilt in the seventeenth; the church of Notre-Dame de la Sainte-Croix; the remains of the eleventh century Benedictine abbey of Saint-Euzèbe, founded in the eighth century and abandoned during the fifteenth century; the seventeenth-century olive oil press.
Activities available: hiking and equestrian.

panoramic view saignon

Festivities: village festival on the last Sunday in August.