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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Simiane la Rotonde - Provence, France

Simiane-la-Rotonde is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. This magnificent little village is perched high on a hill surrounded by fields of lavender, between Forcalquier and the Luberon.

Simiane la Rotonde was a prosperous village in the past, and some grand residences and "h�tels particuliers" can still be seen today. With the 16th century covered market place, stalls and boutiques, it is easy to imagine the lively trading that used to go on.

While walking in the streets, you will come across beautiful fa�ades, sculptured doors and delicately worked window frames. From the gardens and terraces set out on the sides of the streets, you can appreciate the spectacular view of the purple fields of lavender. For many years, Simiane was the regional capital of lavender and today remains an important production centre.

You will appreciate all the flourishing charm of this village surrounded by vast purple fields which fill the starry summer nights with the most delicate fragranc