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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence


cathedral of saint rémy de provence

6 km from Eyragues, 6 km from Les Baux de Provence, 7 km from Maillane, 9 km from Paradou, Graveson, 11 km from Châteaurenard, 12 km from Mouriès, 13 km from Noves, Mollégès, 14 km from Eygalières

Altitude: 7 m
Population: 10251

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Saint-Rémy de Provence is undoubtedly one of the most famous cities in the Alpilles. Amateurs of old stones will be seduced by the riches of its history: the antique site of Glanum, the Mausolée des Antiques, the Arch of Triumph, the church of Saint Martin, the monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, grand town houses, ancient restored residences, stone fountains, small shaded squares where you can enjoy a relaxing drink... The countryside around the town is just as rich and varied and has inspired a great many artists, Vincent van Gogh being maybe the most famous. It is ideal for pleasant walks, with its many paths and trails bordered by olive trees and cypresses, to the soothing sound of the cicadas singing.

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What to see, what to visit: the parish church of Saint-Martin rebuilt during the 19th century, the 15th century chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Pitié, the 1070 chapel of the Couvent des Ursulines, the 11th century priory of Saint-Paul de Mausole, the 12th century chapel of Saint-Bonnet, ancient windmills, the museum of archaeology centre at the Hôtel de Sade, the museum of Provençal folklore. Arles and the Camargue, Avignon and the Papal City, Tarascon, les Baux de Provence
Recommended activities: visits of the English-style gardens of the 18th century Château de Roussan, fishing, airfield, gliding, excursions (mont de la Caume, the ruins of the Château de Romanin).

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Provencal market: Wednesday morning. Fresh produce market on 1 May and 25 December.
Festivities: fair of Saint-Marc in late April. Horse fair and second hand market on 1st of May. Commercial fair of Saint-Simon late October. Festivals of the Transhumance in early June and late September. Wine and arts and crafts festival in late July. Provençal festival and féria on 15 August. Fair games every Saturday in September. Midnight mass with offerings of lamb and tambourinaires.