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Saint Remy de Provence and the surrounding area
There is a superb market in the centre of town every Wednesday morning and local festivities (“fetes”) take place in and around the town throughout the year, but particularly during the summer months. It is an historic town built on one of the oldest archaeological sites in Europe. You can roam amongst the Roman remains of "Glanum" which was founded in the 3rd century BC, and visit the "grands Thermes", the Triumphal Arch, the Temple and the Mausoleum of a true gallo-roman city. The beauty of the countryside and the quality of light have inspired many artists, the most famous being Vincent Van Gogh who produced more than 150 paintings of the surrounding area. It is also the birthplace of Nostradamus. Ideally situated for exploring the region of Provence, with the fortified papal city of Avignon just 20 minutes to the north; Arles and the natural wilderness of the Camargue to the south-west, Marseille and the beauty of the Calanques to the south-east and the spectacular valley of the Luberon where Peter Mayle lived and wrote his famous novel “A Year in Provence”, and the films "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources" were shot, to the east. Close by is the magnificent village of Les Baux de Provence perched up in the Alpilles, the fashionable town of Aix en Provence, the Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard dating back to the first century AD and (for the antiques-hunters!) the town of Isle sur la Sorgue, famous for its 300+ antique shops and weekly fairs. Sailing, wind surfing, scuba diving etc are available at various coastal villages on the Cote Bleu, at Marseille and around Cassis, all of which are approximately within an hours drive .
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Nearest Train Avignon TGV (24km). See www.eurostar.com/uk-en/train/france/provence Nearest Ferry 980 km Calais Nearest Motorway 15 km A7 (Avignon Sud) Nearest Restaurant Le Bistrot de la Galine .2 km 50+ in St.Remy! Nearest Beach 70 km Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Nearest Golf 15 km Domaine de Manville, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence . 8 more within 30km.