In the Bouches-du-Rhône region, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is one of the oldest settlements in Provence, with ruins dating back to the third century BC. The expansive Glanum archaeological site details the different influences and remains from Gallic, Roman, and Greek settlements and makes for fascinating exploration.
Elsewhere, the town’s original 14th-century walls are still standing, including the stone arches used to pass in and out of town. The Nostradamus fountain in the Old Town celebrates the physician and astrologer who was born here in 1503. Fans of Van Gogh will enjoy the Van Gogh circuit, a walking route that takes in the sites of 21 of the artist’s works, including the much-loved Starry Night and Green Wheat Field with Cypress.