10 things you must do when visiting Saint-Rémy de Provence

1. Indulge in the best local fresh produce at the weekly marché

French market produce

A delightful Provençal town market, the marché in Saint-Rémy is on Wednesday mornings all year round and showcases the most delicious locally-grown fresh produce.

2. Wander the charming streets

Saint Remy de Provence old village streets

Cobblestone laneways and pretty avenues lead you to quiet squares and tempting boutiques in the old town of Saint-Rémy. 

3. Discover delicious delicacies 

Fruit confit Provence preserved fruit French

Irresistible glacé fruit shine like jewels in exquisite food stores. Try the calissonsthey are a delicious soft biscuit made with almonds and candied fruit.

4. Follow the trail of Van Gogh

Van Gogh olive trees in Saint Remy de Provence

See the actual olive trees and distinctive rock formations that Van Gogh painted near his asylum in Saint-Rémy. 

Olive trees by Van Gogh Saint Remy de Provence

The Olive Trees by Van Gogh, part of a series the artist painted in 1889.

5. Visit Van Gogh's asylum

Van Gogh asylum courtyard Saint Remy de Provence

The beautiful grounds of the asylum.

6. Visit beautiful Les Baux-de-Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence is officially classified as "one of the most beautiful villages of France" with its rich history, dramatic fortifications and pretty cobblestone streets. It is a short picturesque drive from Saint-Rémy.

Les Baux-de-Provence village streets

7. Be blown away by Carriere des Lumieres

Carrières de Lumières Les Baux

Previously a bauxite mine, now a spectacular show displaying art in a way you have never seen before. This unique gallery space is in Les-Baux-de-Provence.

8. Have an apero in Place Fevier in the shade of ancient trees

Saint Remy de Provence square

A little 'off the beaten track' yet in the heart of the old village of Saint-Rémy, Place Fevier is worth seeking out to rest tired feet, enjoy live music and a crisp glass of local rosé.

9. Spend a night in a tree house overlooking a sublime walled French garden

Tree house hotel image Saint Remy de Provence

This luxury tree house is perched in an ancient plane tree at Hotel Image - a treat for those who are young at heart, romantic and not afraid of heights!

10. Drive along the amazing avenue of enormous plane trees

St Remy De Provence avenue plane trees

This breathtaking drive leads you from the péage to the village of Saint-Rémy de Provence - it is one of the most impressive avenues in the area.

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Just 2weejs ago we were so close to this area, missing it terribly now. Love France. Thankyou for Sharing.

Stacia Wright July 15, 2017

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