What you need to know about Saignon
Saignon location is ideal as it is close to several other notable Provencal villages –Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Roussillon, and Gordes. Dating back to Roman times, this spectacular village has small shops, cafes and restaurants.
This village is perched at the top of a hill behind a large rock which dominates the valley.
Saignon is a peaceful little village that you can explore by foot. Opposite the town hall you will see a very pretty 12th century Roman church.
While walking through the narrow streets you will discover ancient fountains, picturesque shady squares and beautiful old houses with intricate doorways.
Easy access to the rock of Saignon Do not hesitate to climb to the top of the rock where there is a fabulous panoramic view of the plains and the Luberon mountain range.
Thanks to its rock, Saignon played a key defensive role for the town of Apt, attacked through the centuries by numerous invasions… although not yet by tourists!
Saignon is still relatively unknown so you can appreciate the beauty of the countryside and discover delightful walking trails in the surroundings and around Mont Luberon.
Bakeries / Bread Shops
Saignon has one main bakerie.
Friday mornings in the town square Restaurants
Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.
There are several small restaurants and cafes near saignon. Listed are some of the most popular.
Chez Christine :rue Saint-Louis 84400 Saignon
La Petite Cave 84400 SAIGNON 04 90 76 64 92
• Bastide de Capelongue
Les Claparèdes, Chemin des Cabanes, 84480 Bonnieux en Provence
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 75 89 78
• La Bastide de Marie
64 chemin des Peirelles, 84560 MENERBES – FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 72 30 20
• Le Cesar
Place de la Liberté – 84480 Bonnieux en Luberon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 75 96 35
• Brasserie Les Terrasses
Cours Elzéar Pin 84480 Bonnieux
Tel: 04 90 75 99 77
• L’Arome Restaurant
2 Rue Lucien Blanc, 84480 Bonnieux
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 75 88 62
• Le Fournil
5 Place Carnot, 84480 Bonnieux, France
Tel:+33 (0)4 90 75 83 62
Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Monday, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.
For a larger market, you will need to travel 5km from Saignon to:
• Centre E. Leclerc
o Chemin des Abattoirs
o Open 8:30am to 7:30pm weekdays (until 8:00pm Friday/Saturdays)
o Closed on Sundays