I want to keep it for myself.
A little restaurant in Place Favier
A reference guide
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.
We can’t keep away from Saint Remy
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.
Place Joseph Hilaire
Cruising around the town
Make a reservation in St Remy
St Remy has it all
Unwind a little in Provence
The Old Town is almost a village within the town, encircled by plane tree-lined boulevards, which give you dappled shade while enjoying your fromage and a Provencal glass of rose.
The fountain in St Remy
Rose & fromage
The narrow-tiled streets are mainly pedestrianised, which is quite handy as you often find yourself stopping to admire the old stone buildings and enticing shops. Offering local delicacies and curios, it’s difficult not to be tempted by the lavender, nougat & of course the “Herbes de Provence”.
Terre e Provence
Did you know?
Perfect for a Provence mini-break
Archway to where?
Along the lane
Where is everybody?
A hidden courtyard
Saint Remy markets
The art market
The art market in la place Jules Pelissier
Then another little treat was the Tuesday evening handicraft market, that was held from 7pm.
Macaroons on the market
Vincent van Gogh
A statue to Vincent with his sunflowers
The cloister in Saint-Paul-de-Mausole
The doorway to bedroom
The bedroom where Vincent stayed
The gardens of the Monastery
Vincent painted his famous masterpiece “The Starry Night” from here. During the summer months the gardens were full of iris, sunflowers & lavender, and proving some welcome shade were the cypress and olive trees.
A sunflower in the gardens
Today the gardens and cloisters paint an attractive picture, however, wandering around Gary and I felt an overriding feeling of sadness, it was quite moving.
Visited any beautiful towns or villages in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France that you’d love to share? I’ll add them to my wish-list?
The Romans in Saint Remy de Provence
Well preserved remains at Glanum
If you are visiting Saint Remy de Provence, it is definitely worth a visit.
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.
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Where to stay in Saint Remy
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.
Breakfast at Hotel Gounod
The location is incredible, just a short hop across the road and you are in the historical old town.
The chargeable parking is about five minutes walk from the hotel; however, it is secure and plenty of space for a large car.
Where to eat in St Remy
Hop on a tour
A video of St Rémy-de-Provence
Inspired to visit St Remy-de-Provence?
Stroll amongst the picturesque lanes and enjoy a glass of Provence rose or jump in your car and explore the surrounding hilltop villages.
Why not stay at Hotel Gounod just a short hop from the old town?
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