Alpilles enjoy a privileged place in Provence : in the center of a region covering Vaucluse, Drome, Gard, Bouches du Rhone and Camargue, it allows to discover very easily extremely varied sites, during a stay of a few days or a few weeks. The treasures as well as environmental, cultural, and historical ones, that gives the Alpilles this particular charm felt by our visitors, coming from any horizons.
Many artists drew their inspiration from the unique atmosphere of Alpilles, in particular famous painters, among whom of course Vincent Van Gogh. His outstanding talent knew how to restore the light and the colors of this magic site, in the course of hours and seasons, during 3 years which he spent in Arles then in Saint Remy de Provence during its internment to the psychiatric home Saint Paul Mausole. Fascinating visits are organized around the life of the artist in Provence and the major works which he painted there.
Saint Remy de Provence offers a large number of activities, with an Historical Center perfectly protected , several Museums, a famous Provencal market, and many shows celebrating the tradition affectedly immortalized by the inhabitants.
Saint Remy, located in the center of Alpilles, is also a perfect starting point for the exploration of all the region.
You can discover for example the exceptional site of the historic village Baux de Provence as well as “Carriere des Lumieres“, an absolutely unique artistic realization: this year, coming a show with paintings of Michel Ange, Léonard de Vinci and Raphael, that should be amazing.
A lot of typically Provencal villages are to be discovered a few kilometers away from our Mas: the intimate charm of Eygalières attracts the VIP, Fontvieille provides the “Moulins de Daudet”, Maussane a beautiful square shaded by plane trees to taste the charm of its old stones.
Cities surrounding remain human-sized while offering a very beautiful cultural, historic, and architectural heritage : Avignon, steeped in history, with its “ Palais des Papes“, and Aix en Provence in the exceptional architecture, live the summer with their theatre and music Festival.
Alpilles is a full touristic area, then also offers an archaeological heritage fascinating that we find to Glanum, Arles, Nîmes, Orange, as well as exceptional natural sites, such Isle Sur La Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse, Apt and “Les Ocres de Roussillon”.
Essential to understand Alpilles and their traditions, the visit of the Camargue takes you towards a unique nature and fauna in France.
Charm, rest, discovery, are so many assets as proposes Saint Remy de Provence and from which you will benefit, we hope for it, in our authentic Mas.