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If you are looking for a typically Provençal small town then look no further! St-Rémy-de-Provence – its name gives the game away and the plane tree lined boulevards, shady squares with fountains and cafés all confirm that this is the real deal.

St-Rémy, established after Glanum was destroyed during the Barbarian invasions following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. An Abbey, founded by St-Rémi of Reims during the 6th century and the town grew up around it.

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Many famous people claim an association with St-Rémy not least of whom is the renowned seer Nostradamus. Born here in 1503, his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies) published in 1555, is still in print! The great artist Van Gogh spent time here in 1889 at the hospital of the local monastery of St-Paul-de-Mausole. The garden there is the subject of some of his work.

Don’t Miss: the splendid Palladian style façade of the Collégiale St-Martin, the 18th century Hôtel Estrine or the amazing Roman and Greek monuments at Glanum and the Plateau des Antiques just outside the town.

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Département: Bouches-du-Rhône

Place Jean Jaurès, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

Market Wednesday morning

+33 4909 20522

St Rémy Tourism


Ruins of a Greco Roman Town at St-Rémy

Plateau des Antiques

Roman Mausoleum and Commemorative Arch

St-Rémy Market

Probably the best market in the Bouches du Rhône

St-Rémy: Collégiale St-Martin

St-Rémy's Neo-Classical churrch

St-Rémy: Portes St Paul and du Trou

Gates into town

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by Photo by Paul Shawcross