I want to keep Saint-Rémy for myselfProvençal sunshine in an idyllic French town
Saint Rémy de Provence is a town we came across in 2012 and from the day we left, I yearned to return to this captivating oasis.
It’s unlike its larger contemporaries in the same region of Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, of Avignon and Arles, which are equally attractive, I’m not denying it (and places you should visit).
However; Saint Remy de Provence has all their charm and allure, but with a small-town feel. Making it perfect for a long weekend break or part of a Provencal road trip.
Where is St-Rémy-de-Provence
How to get to there
- By Plane
The nearest international airport is Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) around 50miles/75km away
- By Car
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is 10 miles from the A7 on France's D-roads
For us it's a road trip from home with a stop in west France, starting with Le Shuttle with a stopover in say Troyes for a night or two.
We can’t keep away from Saint RemyA relaxing getaway in the South of France
This was the second time we’d stayed at Saint Remy, and it didn’t disappoint. The town itself is very picturesque, and as you stroll around you get the overwhelming feeling that you are in the heart of Provence.
The aroma of Lavender infusing the streets and the cheerful yellow and russet tones from the sunflowers, welcoming you through doorways.
For Gary & I it’s the ideal location to use as a base and explore the enchanting Provence landscape beyond.
Where to stay in Saint RemyLuxury in the historic old town
Our hotel for the four nights we were in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, was at Hotel Gounod, where we stayed in 2012. It’s a wonderful hotel, fantastic service and very friendly staff.
It was a pleasure each morning strolling down into the patio/lounge area, to enjoy your breakfast in the dappled sunshine.
St Remy has it allHistory, culture and sunshine
Explore the charismatic streets of Saint Remy de ProvenceUnwind a little in Provence
If you love Provence as much as we do, you'll want to start planning your visit now.
I so enjoy using the DK Eyewitness books, as they are extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.
We used a previous version of this book to plan our Provencal road trip, now you can grab the revised copy.
St Remy is perfect for a Provence mini-breakCharacter and charm around every corner
The markets in Saint Remy de ProvenceGo on, try a delicious sweet treat
Vincent van Gogh in Saint RemyThe serenity of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole
The Provence influence for 'van Gogh'That 'starry, starry night' in St Remy
Hop on a tour
If you’d love to tour the Provence villages and don’t have your own set of wheels, take a look at the full-day tour from Get Your Guide.
You’ll be picked up in Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Pont du Gard and the Provence countryside hills await.
The Romans in Saint Remy de ProvenceThe ancient city of Glanum
It was built during the early years of Emperor Augustus’ reign around 27 BC and gives an amazing insight into how the colony was formed.
We arrived reasonably early had nearly had the place to ourselves.
Where to stay in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Where to eat in St RemyYou're spoilt for choice
Things to do in St-Remy
- Visit the Roman ruins at Glanum
- Head off to discover more of provence. Why not look at our post 'An enchanting visit to Provence, France'
- Pop into the Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, once a place of saftey for Vincent van Gogh
- Check to see what's on when you're in town with the local Tourist Office.
Where to eat & drink in St-Remy
We have eaten at, and can recommend.
- La Cassolette
- Le Marilyn
- Le Café de la Place
Make a reservation in St Remy
A video of St Rémy-de-ProvenceA little something from our YouTube chanel
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Or alternatively, catch a Brittany Ferry and tour through France under your own steam.
What’s not to love about St Remy?Wild horses wouldn't keep me away!
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