Simiane-la-Rotonde tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just one of the sites of interest in the lovely village of Simiane-la-Rotonde

Simiane-la-Rotonde is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Simiane-la-Rotonde. For detailed visitor information see the Simiane-la-Rotonde travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Simiane-la-Rotonde in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Gorges d'Oppedette at 6 km and Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt at 15 km.

Simiane-la-Rotonde, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 5 km (direction south-south-east)

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette you can visit...

See Oppedette guide
Gorges d'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 17 km (direction east)

The citadel above the village is the principal monument in the small...

See Mane guide


at 17 km (direction east)

Forcalquier is a pleasant Luberon town with several interesting historic monuments...

See Forcalquier guide


at 18 km (direction north-west), in the Vaucluse department

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender fields, Sault is...

See Sault guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore...

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Drome department

The medieval centre of Montbrun-les-Bains, listed as a 'most beautiful village in...

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a...

See Manosque guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque...

See Cucuron guide


at 26 km (direction east)

The village of Lurs is small but has a great deal of...

See Lurs guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in...

See Bonnieux guide

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Markets in and near Simiane-la-Rotonde

  • Banon: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (17km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (24km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (24km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (24km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (29km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Simiane-la-Rotonde, France

What to do at Simiane-la-Rotonde? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Simiane-la-Rotonde.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (31km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (36km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (17km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (17km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (25km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (27km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (32km)
  • Jarditrain (37km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (9km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (20km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (33km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (33km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (38km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (39km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (42km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (46km)
  • Lac de Quinson (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (49km)

Geography and distances

Simiane-la-Rotonde is in the south-east of France at 55 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Simiane-la-Rotonde is 595 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Simiane-la-Rotonde

Canton: Banon

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Simiane-la-Rotonde

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 595 km

from Calais: 823 km

from Nice: 140 km

from Bordeaux: 497 km

from Strasbourg: 539 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - by car from Calais the drive takes about 11 hours. For driving distances to Simiane-la-Rotonde from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montsalier, Oppedette, Saint-Christol and Vacheres.

This page in French: Visiter Simiane-la-Rotonde