We have had the great fortune of of retiring from our jobs in the USA and living in Saignon for the past three years. Saignon is the perched village just 5 minutes above Apt. Of all the famous perched villages Saignon is one of the prettiest and least packed with tourists.
Apt is a great town with one of the best Saturday markets in all of Provence. The French and tourists come from great distances just to attend this market. Night life is virtually nil. A few bars but with no charm. All types of shopping is excellent. Culture and entertainment in the surrounding areas is very good.
Alas, the dollar has beaten us down and we have to give up our dream of living here for the rest of our days. We can't afford to stay here and maintain our Florida condo as well. Can't sell that either with the RE market in the states dead. so, alas alack it is back to the condo commandos. UGH!
We highly recommend the area to anyone thinking of living in France. You won't regret it.