St-Rémy-de-Provence, France

St-Rémy-de-Provence, France

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It's ancient history in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Just a few miles north of the Alpilles mountains, and a short drive from the historic center of Avignon, you'll find the scenic, secluded town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence. A village whose history stretches back to Roman times, Saint-Remy-de-Provence is known for its historic buildings, ancient ruins, and renowned cheesemaking industry. Outdoor recreation is a major draw, and you'll find plenty to keep you busy in the area's many mountains, rivers, and parks. In most of the Saint-Remy-de-Provence vacation rentals, you'll be close to local landmarks like the Musee Estrine - Presence Van Gogh, the medieval Chateau des Baux, and 1st-century ruins at Glanum.

Saint-Remy-de-Provence's out-of-sight sightseeing

With a bounty of historic buildings and ruins dating back to the middle ages and beyond, sightseeing is a major pastime in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. A short drive from most Saint-Remy-de-Provence vacation rentals, you can explore the fortified hilltop castle at Chateau des Baux, or visit Roman ruins from the 1st century at the Galum archaeological site. And once you're through playing Indiana Jones, you can find all kinds of outdoor recreation in the area – from hiking, cycling, and camping in the Alpilles mountains, to kayaking, fishing, and swimming along the nearby Rhone River.

Arts in Saint-Remy-de-Provence – keep your ear to the ground

With more than 2,000 years of history in the region, you'd be hard-pressed not to soak up a little culture during your stay in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. The painter Vincent Van Gogh was famously treated at the town's asylum during the 1890s, and you can get a new perspective on the artist's life and work at the Musee Estrine - Presence Van Gogh, a world-class collection housed in an 18th-century building. Or you can broaden your horizons at the Musee des Alpilles, where you can check out local art, crafts, and artifacts from throughout the region's history.

The heat is on in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Saint-Remy-de-Provence has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot, sunny summers. The area gets moderate rainfall throughout the year, and it's also known for the strong, cold mistral wind that blows from the north in the winter and spring. Average summer highs peak around 84 degrees in July and August, and average winter lows can dip into the upper 30s between December and February. Summer is the busiest season in the region, and you'll find that prices for Saint-Remy-de-Provence vacation rentals tend to be at their lowest during the cooler winter months.

It's all Alpilles from here in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

At the base of the Alpilles foothills, Saint-Remy-de-Provence lies about an hour's drive north of France's Mediterranean coast. The town's center is fairly dense, and the landscape drops off into rolling fields and cultivated farmland to the north, east, and west. Just south of town, you'll find the wooded slopes and rocky, low-lying peaks of the Alpilles mountains. The Alpilles Natural Regional Park covers more than 42,000 acres, and the park's sprawling oak and pine forests provide habitat for several species of wildlife and birds, including eagles, vultures, and owls.