This wonderful villa is located 2 km from the village of Simiane la Rotonde, between Forcalquier and the Luberon. Activites in Simiane la Rotonde include hiking, guided tours, summer festivals, exhibitions, arts and crafts: ceramics, paintings, sculptures and traditional music. The Luberon mountain range is beautiful to visit by car, foot, bicycle or horse. Many lovely ancient villages with castles, forts, ruins, and towers are along the way. Banon as a beautiful medieval village to visit surrounded by fields of lavender and wheat fields and perfumed by local aromatic herb. This is a small village known for its tasty goat cheeses with ancient residences and medieval fortifications. Apt is a great market town. Though it is not a small village, there is an old town within Apt, centered about an 11th century Cathedral. Along the narrow paved streets in this area you will find vaulted passages and some lovely fountains. Saignon, alternately, is a quaint hilltop village, great for exploring on foot. Here you can climb to the top of the huge rock behind the village and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the plains and the Luberon mountain range. You can also find horse-riding and mountain biking. Forcalquier offers excellent dining, museums, markets, wine tasting, hiking, and cycling along the Luberon en Velo path, easy access to bus and TGV. If you venture into Avignon, you will find a charming walled French town with history, restaurants, museums, shops and a vibrant local scene. There is so much to see: the Place de l'Horloge, the outdoor market in Uzes on Saturday, the Pont du Gard, the antique markets in Isle sure la Sorgue on Sunday, Mount Ventoux, the vineyards, the Festival d'Avignon in July, Fountaine de Vaucluse, and on and on.
Nearby Attractions: Simiane la Rotonde (hiking, guided tours, festivals, exhibitions, art, traditional music), Banon (lavender, wheat, goat cheese, medieval fortifications), Apt (11th century Cathedral), Saignon (the plains and Luberon mountain range, horse-riding, mountain biking), Forcalquier (dining, museums, markets, wine tasting, hiking, cycling the Luberon en Velo path, bus, TGV), Avignon (TGV station, restaurants, museums, shops, Place de l'Horloge, outdoor market, Pont du Gard, antique markets, Mount Ventoux, vineyards, Festival d'Avignon, Fountaine de Vaucluse, Marseille (Airport).
Marseille Airport: 100 km/62 mi
Avignon (Airport, TGV Station): 75 km/47 mi
Forcalquier: 36 km/22 mi
Saignon: 27 km/17 mi
Apt: 25 km/16 mi
Banon: 9 km/6 mi
Simiane la Rotonde: 2 km/1 mi