At the foot of the mysterious Alpilles hills, elegant St-Remy is the archetypal Provencal town, with tree-lined boulevards, fountains,lively squares, atmospheric alleys, and chic residents who have made an art of posing in cafes. Nostradamus , the physician and astrologer was born here in 1503. Now it is more associated with Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh, who committed himself to the asylum just outside town in 1889. South of the center, do not miss the ancient ruins of the city of Glanum, which actually dates back to the 1st century. Saint-Remy is 13 miles south of Avignon and 47 mile northwest of Aix- en- Provence.
Where to Stay.
Hotel des Ateliers de l’Image
The rooms strike an ideal balance between comfort and concept- The tree-house suite,has its own private tree-house. The gardens are beautifully landscaped, with pool and a sushi bar. ( 36 bd Victor Hugo ). http://www.hotelphoto.com
Le Mas des Carassins
This converted 19th-century farmhouse is an oasis of calm, with striking views onto the Alpilles ; A magnificent , lavender garden, shaded by century -old-olive trees; a pool; an excellent restaurant; and individually decorated rustic rooms that leave you feeling pampered. ( 1 Chemin Gaulois) http://www.masdescarassins.com
Chateau de Roussan
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Beautiful property with lots of history; you will be pressed to find more breathtakingly romantic lodgings than this Chateau. Nostradamus‘s home, just outside Saint-Remy, it’s set in 15 acres of parkland , where you can see swans swim in the lake and streams everywhere gurgling over rounded pebbles. The rooms are furnished with antiques and are plush and extremely romantic. ( Route de Tarascon) http://www.chateauderoussan.com