City of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

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A prosperous city, Saint Remy de Provence is nestled in the hills of Les Alpilles in France. This historic city can trace its roots back to the 1st century AD, but people have inhabited this area much longer. It has narrow medieval streets that are decorated with fountains and several charming squares beside picturesque buildings. Saint Remy de Provence was the birthplace of the famous seer Nostradamus, who predicted the World Wars. This city with its rich heritage attracts artists, painters and writers. Vincent Van Gogh checked into an asylum for a year at Saint Remy de Provence that inspired him to paint 150 canvas during his stay. Albert Gleize, spent 15 years away from his native Cuba at this city too.

Saint Remy de Provence enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers of 29°C , while winters are pleasant, but temperature can go as low as 3°C. The currency used is the Euro.

The city of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is included to the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, to the department Bouches-du-Rhône, to the borough Arles and to the canton Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Points of interest

Saint Paul of Mausolus

Saint Paul of Mausolus is an ancient monastery complex that is located close to the Roman site of Glanum. This monastery earned a reputation of being a spiritual and healing site from the 4th BC as it was close to Glanum. During the medieval times, Christian pilgrims came to invoke the goddess of health, Valetuda. A Romanesque Provencal priory was built here during the 11th century. The Saint Paul of Mausolus was started during the medieval times as a monastery and later the hospital building was constructed next to this beautiful structure. The bell tower is constructed in the Romanesque style with nice pillared arches, and a conical roof. Walk through the fragrant lavender fields and admire the ancient sundials that still works.

This monastery is part of the Circuit Van Gogh. The great artist Van Gogh stayed at the hospital between 1889-90. Notice the field of olive trees and the canvas that shows his artwork next to it. His window overlooked the garden behind the building and the sunflowers that he painted are still maintained. Get to see the view that Van Gogh woke to each morning from his room, the wheat field and the beautiful landscaped gardens. Some of his best works were created during his time here.

Maison De Santé Saint-Paul
Route Des Baux - 13210 St Remy De Provence
Phone : +33 (0)4 90 92 77 00
Http://Www.Beyond.Fr/Sites/Stpaulmausole.Html

Glanum

A stroll in the ancient city of Glanum on the outskirts of St-Rémy-de-Provence is magical. This is a Greco-Roman city that was discovered in 1921 after being buried for 17 centuries. It was built in the 4th BC by a tribe of the Celto-Ligurian people. Located at the source of an underground spring, it is believed that this city gained a high religious status after Julius Caesar captured this region in 49 BC. There are several Roman remains from the Roman empire at Glanum, walk around the area and you will see the remains of temples constructed to different Roman gods and sacred wells that made this a healing city. Several houses and workshops built in the typical Greek style with porticoes and rooms around the central courtyard are visible. They had constructed tanks to collect rainwater and these were lined with beautiful tiles. The houses of the rich were elaborately decorated with Corinthian capitals and frescoes.

Explore the city on the roads that were paved with stone and an interesting drainage system that carried waste water away from the buildings. Two temples dedicated to the Emperor and his family at this site have had their pillars restored to its former glory, nothing else has been renovated. The wine smoking room is from the 2nd BC and it was used to smoke wine as a method of preserving it.

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A Walking Tour of Saint Remy

Begin your exploration from the 14th century protective wall that still remains at Saint Remy, this is the old center of the city and it is surrounded by a ring road of boulevards. A scenic pathway that lets you explore the ancient Porte du Trou on the northern edge of the old town. Walk down the Rue Nostradamus and you will come across the Nostradamus fountain, a beautiful water feature with his bust on the top of the fountain. The fountain is dedicated to this famous seer, Michael de Nostradame, who was born in Saint Remy in 1503. His house is down the alley way on a narrow by lane with a plague bearing his name. At the opposite end of the old town is the Portail Saint Paul that has had the world renowned Van Gogh as a patient in the hospital. The Rue de la Commune guides the visitor to the main Place Pelissier, this is the location of the town hall or the mairie. Admire the beautiful dolphin fountain from the 19th century that is in front of the mairie. A charming city, browse through the boutiques and buy the regional pottery with the sunflowers painted on them, influenced by Van Gogh.

Les Antiques

The triumphal arch that stands just 1.5 kilometers south of the old town was built in honor of the Roman conquest of Marseille and a mausoleum that commemorates the memory of two of Emperor Augustus grandsons. A beautiful testimony to the construction skills of the Roman, walk around the arch and you will still see the carvings and sculptures of fruits and leaves that represents the symbol of fertility of the Roman Provence, this could be the reason of the name of this city, Saint Remy de Provence. Notice the sculptures of chained captives, the carvings narrates the story of the success of the Roman army, and the slaves that they brought back after the victories at war.

The triumphal arch was the entrance of the city of Glanum, historians claim that it was built during the reign of Augustus or of Tiberius and the shrine of Julii was constructed between 30-20 BC. The well preserved mausoleum is not a tomb, but a cenotaph. The base is decorated in three levels depicting the builders vision of idolizing their parents. There are bas-reliefs showing the exploits in hunting and the success of their armies in the battles that they faced. The upper level depicts the celebration of the passage of the departed souls to the afterlife.

Festivals

The charming city of Saint Remy de Provence has a number of traditional festivals celebrated throughout the year. May 1st is the time when a procession of donkeys with their carts are paraded in the village, as children follow them behind in traditional clothes. The Fete de la Transhumance welcomes spring and the farmers take their sheep to their summer pastures in the Alps, today this festival is celebrated symbolically with a parade of goats, sheep, donkeys and shepherds in their traditional dresses, the flea market will have several different types of cheeses and wines with the fresh harvests on display

The Route des Artistes is a market for local artists and artisans to display their artwork. This festival takes place on Sundays from May to October, the Festival APART is another art fair that has on display the local talent. Saint Remy is brimming with people from neighboring cities during these months. The Terroir des Alpilles festival is in July and it celebrates the summer harvest of the Alpilles. It includes the Fete du Vin and L'Artisanat d'Art. A wonderful ambiance with delicious local wine on display at the market and artwork that line the streets. The festival ends with a live Jazz band in the evening.

Around the Vineyards of Saint Remy de Provence

The surrounding fields of Saint Remy de Provence and the Alpilles are home to exceptional vineyards. Take a tour and explore the fields that have white and red grapes. Some of the vineyards still use the oddest of places to store their wines, certain tours will take you to the basement underneath the cathedral, or cellar under the ruins of ancient buildings that contrast with the modern cellars. Visitors could enroll in a cooking classes that are conducted with a breathtaking view of the vineyards overlooking almond and olive trees.

Opening Time:
March to December
January to March, Sundays are closed.
Address: Road cantaloupe 13210 Saint Rémy de Provence

Collegiale Saint Martin

Collegiale Saint Martin is a spectacular church that was built in 1821 in the neo-classical style on the site of a previous church from the 14th century. The Lords of Baux consecrated this church that honored St Martin, who was considered to be the protector of the Christian armies. This historic church has seen many battles and at one time there were canons stored inside, when it was used as a police station during the war. The steeple is slender with Gothic influences, while the dome is bulky with a Greek Revival facade. The Gothic style bell in the tower was placed in 1330.

The Alpilles Museum

The Alpilles museum was set up in a Renaissance town mansion in 1919. A historic monument with aesthetic architecture that reflects the rich heritage of this area. Take a walk and admire the collection of archeology, natural science, ethnology and graphic and photographic arts. Visitors will understand the culture and tradition of this region like the trade activities and traditional festivals like the Camargue bullfights. There are two rooms devoted to the cubist painter Albert Gleizes and an open space that helps interpret the work of Vincent Van Gogh through audio-visual aids.

Address:
Place Favier 13538 St Remy de Provence Cedex
Telephone: +33 (0) 4 90 92 68 24

The Saint Remy Feria

The St. Remy's big fair is held in the month of August. A traditional festival that is dedicated to the bull. A beautiful experience witnessing the bull race, bull running and the beauty pageants for the bull. The festival is a time for joy and it is common to see street performers entertaining the crowds. Local musicians play their flutes and other musical instruments to the cheers of the audience. The legendary Carmargue horses are exhibited during the fair and the enormous wagon will be filled with the local produce and paraded around the city by 50 majestic horses.

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Country code :
FR
Zip code :
13210
Latitude :
43.78859
Longitude :
4.83004
Time zone :
Europe/Paris
Coordinated Universal Time :
UTC+1
Summer time :
Y

Surrounding towns

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence town hall

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence town hall address
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence town hall
Place Jules Pelissier
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Town hall phone number
+(33) 04 90 92 08 10
Fax number
+(33) 04 90 92 28 63
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence official web site
http://www.mairie-saintremydeprovence.fr

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How to get there ?

The nearest major airport to Saint Remy de Provence is Nimes-Ales-Camargue-Cevennes Airport (FNI/LFTW). This is located about 51 kilometers from the city center of Saint Remy. The other major airport that is frequented by visitors is the Marseille Provence Airport (MRS/LFML). This airport is about 74 kilometers from Saint Remy. The airports are well connected by airport shuttles and taxis. The journey can be covered in less than one hour and it is one of the most scenic roadways in this country.

The A7 is the main highway that connects Rhone valley to Lyon and Marseille via Orange. This is about 12 kilometers to the east of Saint Remy. The A54 highway from Nîmes to Salon-de-Provence passes through Arles and it is 17 kilometers from Saint Remy. The A9 is 20 kilometers to the north west of Saint Remy and it connects Orange to Perpignan through Montpelier.

The bus transport between Nimes and Saint Remy is via Arle. There are six buses between Arles and Saint Remy and the journey will take 50 minutes. Avignon, St-Remy-de-Provence Bus takes under 40 minutes and there are several buses a day connecting these two cities.

Visitors can reach Saint Remy by the high speed train TGV, but the train station is about 20 kilometers from the city center as the local station has closed down.

Transport in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

International airports
Garons ~33 km
Provence ~50 km
Other transports
Caumont ~14 km
Le Tube ~31 km
Salon ~30 km
Carpentras ~33 km
Caritat ~39 km

Hotels in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

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Amandrey-de-Provence

2A rue Edouard Marrel
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Apartment Boulevard Gambetta

16 Boulevard Gambetta
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Appartement au pied des Alpilles

Résidence Mas De Valrugues, Chemin Canto Cigalo N.a
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Appartement des carassins

premier etage 20 Boulevard Victor Hugo entrée par 33 rue du 8 mai
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Apparts Et Lofts Bistrot Des Alpilles

15 BD MIRABEAU
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Au Cyprès de Provence

150 Chemin de Chalamon
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Au Mont Gaussier

20 rue Jean Proal
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Auberge de Saint-Rémy de Provence

12 Boulevard Mirabeau
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Canto Cigalo

8A Chemin Canto Cigalo
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Chambre d'Hôtes Les Variétés

32 Boulevard Victor Hugo
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Charming House Downtown

1, Rue Jean Proal
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Chateau De Roussan

Route De Tarascon
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Gite Corentin

22a chemin de saint-bernard
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Gounod

18, Place de la République
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Harmony Home

8 Impasse Jaume Comte
13210 - Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Vacation rentals in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Mas de charme en provence

13210 - Saint Rémy de Provence

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Villa indépendante, proche centre ville, jardin, calme, parking et wifi

13210 - Saint Rémy de Provence

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Maison piscine à st rémy

13210 - Saint Rémy de Provence

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Mazet chez l'habitant

13210 - Saint Rémy de Provence

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