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Saint Remy de Provence

Panorama of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the South of France The picturesque town Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the South of France

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is the quintessential Provencal town: it is filled with narrow winding streets and sun-filled squares, and surrounded by fields of sunflowers and the Apilles mountain range. The town was immortalized by Van Gogh in his famous painting The Starry Night, painted during his stay in Saint Rémy. Nowadays, you can see what inspired the celebrated post-impressionist painter by walking down the streets of the historic city center!

Explore this beautiful town located south of Avignon in just 48 hours! Read the entire story here…»


Ap art Festival Ap art Festival

This year a new festival hits the South of France with a bang. From July 8th to July 13th The Alpilles-Provence art International Contemporary Art Festival will take place in the Alpilles region of the South of France. Artist will present their work at 30 venues throughout the region.  In addition there will be panel discussions, lectures, film screenings, studio visit and more.  It’s a great opportunity to see the latest art work being produced in the South of France, and to enjoy the Provence like a local, what better way than to rent your choice of villas in the area.

With so much new art being created all of the time, this festival is the perfect opportunity to see what are the latest styles being produced, talk to the artists about their inspiration and tour the country side in the Alpilles region. Read the entire story here…»


Picture of the Beaucaire, Avignon Region in South France (PR-477) Beaucaire, Avignon Region in South France

As you enter the Provence region of France, every possible sensation will be suddenly duplicated: the sun will be harsher, the colors brighter and the smells stronger. A true festival for all the senses, this enchanting land owes its lasting popularity to its rich and varied history, its pretty villages nestled on rugged mountains or scattered on a radiant patchwork of fields, where the intensely blue lavender prettily competes with the exuberantly yellow sunflowers. And let’s not forget, of course, the epicurean dimension of its culinary tradition.

Here too, wine is king and there are many “Routes des Vins” to choose from. The Côte de Provence wines are sunny and fruity, the perfect reflection of their terroir’s blessed climate. But one of them is truly special. Well-known for its lightness and delicacy, Provence’s rosé is absolutely unique to the region and much appreciated all over the world by connoisseurs and amateurs alike. Read the entire story here…»


Saint Remy de Provence, France Saint Remy de Provence, France

You may not have been to Saint Rémy de Provence before; it doesn’t have the world-wide recognition of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, or other well known provincial cities and towns.  But thanks to two famous men who once called it home, Nostradamus and Van Gogh, many have been visiting this quaint little town and finding it to be just as enjoyable as the larger cities in the area.  A vacation rental in Saint Rémy de Provence is a great way to experience Saint Rémy and find your own inspiration.

Michel de Nostradame, or as we know him, Nostradamus, was born in the sixteenth century in Saint Rémy de Provence, and his childhood home still exists.  Though he traveled throughout France and Italy to study and work, most notably for Catherine de Medici, Saint Rémy still holds Nostradamus as a native son and honors to him and his life can be seen throughout the town, such as a fountain made from a bust of him in the historic center. Read the entire story here…»


Van Gogh Saint Rémy de ProvenceThe village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is located within the lush valleys of the Alpilles mountain range. In the heart of the city remains the ruins of the Roman city, Glanum. A wall, built in the 14th century, protected the classic and picturesque interior, but today acts as an archaic entrance to the ancient remnants of the city.

The city takes great pride in being the birthplace of the physician and prophet, Nostradamus. Visitors can travel down the Rue Nostradamus to find a beautiful fountain of the same name.

For a brief time in Van Gogh’s life, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence was his home. In fact, Van Gogh used the landscape of the village as the inspiration for his much-renowned piece, Starry Night.

Wednesday is market day in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The northern and western parts of the village are occupied by merchants. Visitors will also find that the many cafés and restaurants are most crowded on these afternoons. Read the entire story here…»