The Apt Business and Artisanal Association is a non for profit association. It was created in 1952. Its aim is to promote commercial and artisanal activity by communication and various animations.
Its main missions are:
In the Luberon Regional Natural Park, in the heart of Provence, between Luberon and Monts de Vaucluse, Apt is located 50 km east of Avignon, in a basin of the Calavon valley (called Coulon further downstream), a tributary of the Durance.
Apt is a city of Roman origin, located at the crossroads of two roads: the one that comes from the shores of the Mediterranean, and that which connects the valley of the Rhone to the Alps and to Italy.
Surrounded by lavender fields, cherry trees, vineyards and a number of ochre quarries, Apt is located in the heart of the Luberon and the Regional Natural Park. It offers a festival of colours and fragrances.
The region’s natural resources have made it possible to develop a number of local crafts; the world capital of candied fruit, the famous earthenware of Apt, the natural pigments and ochres.
Apt offers a diverse range of sports activities; cycling, horse riding, hiking in the Luberon, climbing.
The villages nestled in the hillsides of the Luberon invite visitors to embark on a picturesque tour of the region's historical and cultural heritage.