Insider's Guide to Aix-en-Provence

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

The Provencal village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 20 km south of Avignon, is most famous for its impressively preserved Roman ruins, but behind its ancient façade lies a lively town full of character. The magnificent Triumphant Arch of Glanum is the town’s most dramatic attraction - the oldest Roman arch of the narbonensis region - and the ruins of its 14th century defensive walls still encircle the ancient Gallo-Roman center, with the original portes still used as gateways to the center. The Nostradamus fountain, in honor of its namesake who was born in the town, is another popular sight, as is the elegant 16th century Mairie (Town Hall). The town also possesses a more unusual claim to fame – the town’s Monastery de Mausole housed Van Gogh during his period of psychiatric treatment prior to his untimely death and was where he painted his late masterpieces Starry Night and Self-Portrait.

Travelers looking to escape the bustle of Aix-de-Provence, Avignon and Arles, will find Saint-Rémy-de-Provence a tranquil base for exploring the region and despite its diminutive size, the strategically located town has plenty to offer visitors. A cluster of hotels, restaurants and shops line the town center, which is easily traversed on foot, and the Wednesday markets transform the sleepy village into a hive of activity.

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Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 119 Reviews

Forget the hassles of hiring a car and finding your own way! Take a small group tour of Provence and its exquisite highlights: Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hrs

From USD $117.38

Orange, Les Baux de Provence and Arles Small Group Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Visit Orange and start with a panoramic tour to discover the Roman Triumphal Arch, a symbol of the Roman imperial glory, and then visit the Antic Theatre ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.38

Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

This tour from Marseille will take you through the Plain of the Crau, to the ancient city of Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Numbers are limited to a ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.33

Small group tour Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles and Les Baux de Provence from Avignon

Explore the Ancient Roman and medieval sites of Provence during this small group half day tour walking in the path of Van Gogh. Admire the plateau of Antics in ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.08

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