Tourism and travel guide

The village of Simiane-la-Rotonde offers you a return to your roots in the magnificent landscapes of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. You will enjoy the authentic charm of this typical Provencal village. Life here takes its time.

Are you looking for an ideal setting for a sporty vacation, relaxing in contact with unspoiled nature? Rent a mountain bike or your bike, put on your backpack and set off to discover the sunny paths of Provence. During your stay, you can also try your hand at other activities. You can, for example, opt for a horse riding session, or thrill to the thrill and challenge the emptiness by riding a via ferrata.

In Simiane-la-Rotonde, as everywhere else in the region, regional specialties are a real tourist attraction. At Simiane-la-Rotonde, gourmet delicacies are the order of the day! Visit local farmers and producers directly and taste the flavors of regional markets.

Churches, squares, fountains, wash houses, monasteries, castles and abbeys… Discover an exceptional cultural and historical heritage. You can contact the Tourist Office for ideas of visits in the area. You wish to stay in Southern France? Many tourists love camping in the sunny Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. There are also hotels and guest houses with character. Prepare your stay by choosing your accommodation online.

The Luberon: a nature destination

The Luberon Natural Park is a playground for nature lovers. Numerous hiking trails invite you to discover superb landscapes. You can also go mountain biking, or ride your bike along the small roads. The more athletic can climb the Mont Ventoux and the Lure mountain, located in the heart of the Luberon.

The Luberon is also famous for its villages and its historical and living heritage. The cultivation of vines and the production of olive oil have shaped the landscape.

The castle of Simiane-la-Rotonde

The visit of this medieval castle brings you back in the past. The fortress was built on an ancient fortified city (oppidum). You can discover various architectural influences, due to the many alterations. The rooms of the castle now house collections dedicated to aromatic and medicinal plants. The terrace on the east side offers a magnificent view of the countryside around Simiane-la-Rotonde.

You can choose a self-guided tour, or prefer a guided tour (by reservation only).

A remarkable rural heritage

Simiane-la-Rotonde has an interesting historical heritage. While walking in the streets of the village, you can admire the bell tower Saint-Jean, the covered market hall or the church Sainte Victoire.

Many houses were built several hundred years ago, and a random walk allows you to discover them.

To the south-east of Simiane-la-Rotonde, the garden of the abbey of Valsaintes is composed of a rose garden, a dry garden and a permaculture vegetable garden. You can also visit the church, the last vestige of the old Cistercian abbey.

Practical informations

You wish to discover Simiane-la-Rotonde, or to stay there for your holidays? We help you to organize your stay.