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St-Rémy: Portes St Paul and du Trou

Gates into town

The ancient Porte St Paul leading into Rue de la Commune (pictured above) and the Porte du Trou leading into Rue Nostradamus are at the south and north entrances respectively to the old town of St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Gates to Glanum and the Hole

These gateways were the main entrances St-Rémy in ancient times. Porte St Paul, (in Occitan, Lou Porteau de Sant-Paul), leads straight to Avenue Pasteur opposite. This is the road to St Paul de Mausole and Glanum. Porte du Trou, (in Occitan, Lou Portail du Trauc), or gate of the Hole, leads to the Avignon road. Where or what the ‘Hole’ might have represented is not recorded!

Both formed part of the original walls of the town which encircled the town. Moreover, walking along Boulevards Mirebeau, Gambetta, Marceau and Victor Hugo enables you to follow the line the of old ramparts.

In need of refreshment? The brasserie Le Glacier de la Fontaine is located just to the right of Porte St Paul.

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Département: Bouches-du-Rhône

Rue de la Commune, 13210 St-Rémy

St Rémy Tourism


St-Rémy In-A-Day

From Nostradamus to the Greeks via Van Gogh in St-Remy

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by Photo by Paul Shawcross