Saint Rémy de Provence

Set in the rolling Alpilles hills south of Avignon, Saint Rémy de Provence is one of the region's favourite holiday destinations, with its pretty old town, boulevard cafés, many colourful festivals and traditions and two important tourist sights, the huge Roman ruins of Glanum and Saint Paul de Mausole, where Vincent van Gogh spent the last year of his life.

You can read about all this and more below in our guides to the town, to Saint Paul and to another of Saint Rémy's most popular attractions, its superb Wednesday morning street market. 

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The roofs of Saint Remy de ProvenceEmbraced by a wide, leafy boulevard, the lazily charming old town of Saint Rémy is a maze of winding streets, cafés, squares and fountains with two exceptional attractions on its edge.

saint-remy-market-smallProvence is not exactly short of street markets but the very large and varied one on Wednesday morning in Saint Rémy is renowned as exceptional.

Van Gogh's bedroom at Saint Paul de MausoleNear the end of his life Vincent van Gogh painted some of his greatest works at Saint Paul de Mausole a beautiful 11th century monastery converted into a psychiatric clinic.

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