An enchanting natural site located in the northwest of the Bouches du Rhône department, in Provence.
This chain of limestone hills, the Alpilles, peaks at 498 m and offers a panorama stretching from Mont Ventoux to the Cévennes, from the Sainte Victoire mountain to the Camargue.
Absolutely to discover: the citadel of Baux de Provence and the Carrière de Lumières, the sites of Glanum and Antiques in Saint-Rémy de Provence, Fontvieille famous for its Daudet mill… and many other villages with authentic charm.
Saint-Rémy de Provence
Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is the small capital of the Alpilles. Following the decree of January 30, 2007, its territory is classified within the Alpilles Regional Natural Park.
Small capital of the Alpilles and the art of living in Provence, a town of charm and history, visiting Saint-Rémy and its surroundings is entering the heart of Provence:
– The Roman town of Glanum and the monuments of the Ancients.
– The St Paul Cloister where Van Gogh stayed and painted nearly 150 of the most famous paintings.
– The city center where Nostradamus was born, with its small streets, squares and fountains, surrounded by shaded boulevards. The numerous café and restaurant terraces, the beautiful boutiques and art galleries. Renaissance or 18th century mansions.
– The Estrine Museum (Contemporary art and Van Gogh interpretation center), the Alpilles Museum (regional ethnology).
THE SAINT-REMY MARKET
Wednesday morning in the old streets of Saint Rémy, large lively and colorful market: herbs, spices, olives, oils, fruits, vegetables, honey, flowers, fabrics, antiques…
OTHER MARKET DAYS
Monday: Fontvieille, Boulbon
Tuesday: Tarascon, Rognonas
Wednesday: Arles, Mouriès, Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône
Thursday: Maussane-les-Alpilles, Noves, Maillane
Friday: Eyragues, Saint-Martin-de-Crau and Graveson.
For your lunches and dinners outside, we help you to choose a table close to the hotel according to your criteria (gastronomic, Provençal, bistro, etc.) and also we can make your reservation.
MUST-SEE PLACESMUST-SEE PLACES
Take the side roads in the Alpilles. Take a tour of Sainte-Victoire mountain. Stroll through the streets of old Arles. Treat yourself to a horseback ride in the Camargue. Wander by bike on the roads of the Luberon. Set off to discover the great wines of Vaucluse. Enjoy the turquoise waters of the Verdon Gorges…
SurroundingsA moins d'une heure de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, partez à la découverte de sites remarquables, d'une nature envoutante et d'un patrimoine culturel enchanteur ... voici quelques suggestions de ballades et de visites :
One of the most beautiful buildings of the Cistercian order, a magical and timeless place
An elegance nourished by Italian baroque influences, and the journey on Paul Cézanne
On the paths of history and bullfighting, with alleys, squares and noble, colorful facades
Ancient city of the Popes, immense open-air theater stage like its famous festival
Superb village clinging to a steep promontory, with cobbled streets
One of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, and the panorama from its eagle’s nest castle
A road winding between cedars and oaks, and an extraordinary view of the Alps
CAMARGUE REGIONAL NATURAL PARK
Between woods and ponds, a land of herdsmen, white horses and black bulls