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St. Remy de Provence

St. Remy de Provence is on the northern slopes of the Alpilles and is a ‘must see’ area of Provence. It is a charming Provençal town with narrow little streets with boutique shops, art galleries, cares and restaurants. It has a bustling and vibrant (albeit touristy) market every Wednesday morning which is great to experience but be prepared for crowds. The town also has some interesting historic people linked to it. It was the birthplace of Nostradamus who was a reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have became famous worldwide. It is also where Vincent Van Gogh spent a year in St. Paul de Mausole asylum during which time he did over 150 paintings. St. Remy de Provence is also home to the ancient fortified ruins of Glanum (a Roman city in 27BC).

A charming old town with some great history.

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