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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône
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In the Provence hills, the chic little town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is very well popular with artists and key figures for its charming boulevards lined with plane trees, its pretty narrow streets, its shops, its cafés and restaurants, and its République square, very lively during market days.

Outside of the city is the Antiques plateau, the ancient town of Glanum. Beautiful Roman remains there include the mausoleum (18 metres in height), the municipal arch and the field of ancient ruins comprising temples, a forum, thermal baths, and an ornamental lake.

The Saint-Paul-de-Mausole monastery, hospice since the 18th century, is famous for having welcomed Vincent Van Gogh. Inspired by surrounding nature, the painter produced some of his most famous works there, such as the Sunflowers (Les Tournesols) and the Cypress (Les Cyprès).

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is the true heart of Provence, easily accessible, 20 km from Avignon TGV station and near the Marseille-Provence International Airport, a rich and charming accommodation. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is ideally located for exploring Provence.

Discover Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is also admire the beautiful landscapes of the Alpilles rated "Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles", which nestles at the foot of the city.

Created 500 BC, the rich history of the city is still visible. Called first Glanum it was then Hellenized Roman city. Destroyed during the barbarian invasions, it rebuilt 1 km further north. In the Middle Ages, Saint-Rémy flourished and became endowed with ramparts and a rich city with many beautiful mansions at the time of the Renaissance there was the birthplace Nostradamus. It was mainly focused on agriculture in the 19th century and industrial crops led to the prosperity of many bourgeois peasant families traders. Soon, the city attracted artists, writers and musicians. Vincent van Gogh, who lived there from May 1889 to May 1890, attracted by the light and landscapes, including painted almost 150 paintings. Since those times, the charm of Saint-Rémy has ceased to operate.

It produces many gourmet products such as candied fruit and olive oil very famous. Several wineries label "Coteau des Baux" bio culture.

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Saint Paul Monastery and Van Gogh Field
Saint Paul Monastery and Van Gogh Field
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Facade in the old town
Facade in the old town
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Alpilles landscape
Alpilles landscape
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Cloister of the monastery
Cloister of the monastery
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Rue du Parage, the oldest district
Rue du Parage, the oldest district
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The Antiques
The Antiques
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Cloister of St. Paul of Mausolus
Cloister of St. Paul of Mausolus
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Self-portrait of Van Gogh painted in Saint-Rémy
Self-portrait of Van Gogh painted in Saint-Rémy
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Olive trees painted by Van Gogh
Olive trees painted by Van Gogh
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Ancient City of Glanum
Ancient City of Glanum
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Alpilles Museum, Favier Square
Alpilles Museum, Favier Square
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Castle of Roussan
Castle of Roussan
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Estrine Museum, monumental staircase
Estrine Museum, monumental staircase
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Boulevard Victor Hugo
Boulevard Victor Hugo
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Saint Paul's Gate
Saint Paul's Gate
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Castle of Alpilles
Castle of Alpilles
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Poppies and Alpilles
Poppies and Alpilles
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Saint-Rémy, heart of Provence
Saint-Rémy, heart of Provence
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Les Baux de Provence (11 km) and the villages of the Alpilles, Avignon (20km), Arles (22 km), the Camargue, the Luberon ...

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