Saignon village, Luberon
Saignon village, Luberon

Provence is one of the most picturesque regions of the South of France; known for its vineyards, lavender fields, olive groves and orchards. Saignon is found in the Luberon, perched on the top of a hill against a 30 metre high rock with three imposing castles. These castles, along with two towers and a keep, are represented on the village coat of arms and in times past served as a defensive post for the nearby town of Apt.

Explore this peaceful village by foot and discover old houses with carved doorways, ancient fountains and wash basins and cafés in shady squares for a cold beverage.

Saignon church, Luberon

Saignon church, Luberon

The 12th century Romanesque Church was used as a stopping point by Provençal and Italian pilgrims taking the Via Domitia route to Italy. The nearby 11th century Benedictine Abbey is now used for public events.

Saignon Checklist:

  • The 12th century Romanesque Notre-Dame de Pitié churchThe 11th century Benedictine St-Eusèbe Abbey
  • The olive oil mill
    Olive trees, Provence

    Olive trees, Provence

  • The bishop’s palace and its belfry
  • The washhouse with three basins – fountains
  • The castle ruins
  • Potager d’un Curieux (The eccentric’s Vegetable garden)
  • Corinne Détroyat offers garden workshops around Easter time
  • The summer festivals
  • Hiking, cycling, horse riding in the Luberon National Park

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Borie village Neolithic site, Gordes

Nearby Restaurants

Au Petit Bistro, Saignon

David, Roussillon





How to get there

  • Train: Avignon (1:15 mins)
  • Plane: Avignon (50 mins) Marseille (1:25 mins)
  • Car: See map

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