Provence – Day 4 – St. Rémy-de-Provence

Thursday, June 9, 2022

After breakfast at the hotel, we were met by Nadia Gay from WalkInn Provence for a review of the trip and vouchers. We took Rossi taxi for the 30-minute ride to Saint-Remy-de Provence.

Saint Rémy is in the northern foothills of the Alpilles Mountains. The chain of ragged limestone stretches east to west, is 15 miles long, and peaks at 1300 feet.

We left our bags at Sous Les Figuiers (under the fig trees), a boutique B&B just north of the historic city center. We met owner Armelle. We found out that hiking was prohibited today and likely tomorrow due to high heat and wind.

Breakfast and late afternoon drink area.

Our room.

Then we did the "Van Gogh Trail", which starts in the middle of the historic center and heads south towards Saint Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh was a patient from May 1889 to May 1890. Along the way are landscapes that inspired Van Gogh and reproductions that were the view of the time.

We headed back up to the historic center, passing through the ancient South Gate, ate some take-away lunch from Maison Bergese sitting in front of town hall at one of the many "places" in the center. We then headed back to the B&B to check in, relaxed by the pool, and sipped some complementary wine courtesy of Country Walkers.

We found out we can’t hike Friday due to fire danger, so we planned to see the many good attractions in St. Rémy.

We headed to an excellent dinner at the Bistro Découverte on Blvd Victor Hugo right at the South Gate. After dinner, we walked up to the Nostradamus statue and the ancient North Gate.



North Gate

comments powered by Disqus