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Stepping back in time in the Village of Simiane La Rotonde 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer:

Over the summer one of our favourite cycle rides took us to the delightful boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us towards Banon in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence.

The boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but it’s not the only attraction as the village itself is worth exploring.

The first time we saw the village I could only think that it looked like as if it should have been from the set of one of the Lord of the Rings films

…Continue reading here to find out why and see Julie’s photos of their ride. Through her post she “walks” you through the centuries in this village, to the Chateau and incredible La Rotonde.

Thanks to their french teacher Marina at Learn French in France, Julie and Andy have a great appreciation for historical village construction.

Via:: Vaucluse Dreamer

      

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Julie Whitmarsh

Julie Whitmarsh

Julie and her husband Andy started visiting the Vaucluse area 25 years ago & over the years have increased the amount of time they spend there with their growing family. She has a deep affection for the area, finding it is a great place to visit, where the whole family can relax and enjoy time together.

She longs for the day when she can ‘up-sticks’ from her home on Dartmoor & relocate to the Luberon and spend her days cycling, walking, visiting markets & brocante fairs and of course enjoying the local food and drink.

Her blog VaucluseDreamer gives her a space to highlight some of her favourite things about the area from places to visit to particular activities that she and her family all enjoy.

She hopes one day it will be a place where she can share the process of renovating a house in France, but at the moment that will have to wait.

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