St Remy de Provence Rental
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What To See & Do From Your Provence Rental

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WANDER THROUGH THE WILD ALPILLES  Visit Les-Baux-de-Provence, 10 minutes away by car through the Alpilles.  Afterwards, dine at one of the top restaurants of the region, such as the luxurious L'Oustau de Baumaniere, or in neighboring Maussane, the foremost olive producer of France.  Or, enjoy one of the many simple restaurants in the area, or farther afield in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Provence Wines 

SHOP IN SAINT-REMY OR AVIGNON  Wander down the Van Gogh pathway from the Roman ruins in Glanum through Saint-Rémy, where you can browse through chic art galleries and home decorating or clothing stores in the medieval town.  The charming hilltop village of Eygalières is 20 minutes away, as is the papal town of Avignon (its July Festival is the largest in Europe), and a little farther on are enticing Luberon towns and hills.

Provence Outdoor Food Market

SOAK UP THE LOCAL COLOR  Explore food markets and artists' markets in Saint-Rémy; the Saturday Arles market has everything; there is also a weekly three-day antique market in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgues; just minutes from your rental home is Provence’s largest farmer’s market three evenings per week, plus a festival in one of the villages every weekend (summer only).
Typical Provence Village

ACTIVE BY DAY, CULTURED BY NIGHT!  There are two nearby scenic golf courses.  There are plenty of places that offer horseback riding.  Tennis is 5 minutes away.  Take our bikes on a tour of the local vineyards.  Go to a bull fight or watch the Pamplona-style encierro (bull run) every two weeks in Saint-Rémy.  Visit the ruins of the fortified town of Glanum, founded in the 6th century B.C.  Visit where Vincent Van Gogh spent some time in Saint-Remy.  In the evenings, attend a world-class classical concert or jazz, dance or opera performance, May through September at the various festivals in the region.  Reserve tickets for the International Piano Festival.

WITHIN AN HOUR  You are less than an hour from many other sites, including:  the Roman Pont-de-Gard; the village of Uzes; the Roman arena of Nîmes;  the charming shopping streets of Aix-en-Provence; the hillside villages of Gordes and Lourmarin, and the red ochre-colored village of Rousillon; the quaint shops of Vaison-la-Romaine with the scenic hillside vineyards of Gigondas along the way; lunch at the old port of Marseille after a shopping trip; rafting on the Ardèche river; and the list of options goes on!

See useful information about Provence and traveling in Franceincluding maps, village descriptions, itinerary suggestions, history, photos and much more, courtesy of
Hire your own personal professional chef to come to the house and prepare a meal for you. Yvan Gilardi will shop, chop, cook, bake and clean up for you while you relax and enjoy his culinary creations in the comfort and convenience of your rental home in Provence.  He comes well recommended by us as well as by several of our guests.

We are very lucky to have Angeline manage our house and property for us when we are not there.  Reading through
our guests comments in the Guestbook, you will see that others appreciate her work.
Learn more about the professional home care services that she provides.

The Provence Post offers help in planning your trip to Provence and provides plenty of fresh, juicy, local news.


If you need to keep business going while on vacation,
Compo Secretariat Services in downtown Saint Remy offers quality office and secretarial services such as international faxing, photo enlargements, document/graph creations, specialized photocopying and lamination.

Gordes, Provence, by Jean-Marc Rosier
The above photo of Gordes is courtesy of Jean-Marc Rosier.

Thanks also to Englewood Wine Merchants and others for photos of the region.
See a list of wines and vineyards in the Rhone region, as well as other regions of France.


A beautiful 5-minute bike ride from our house brings you to our neighbors' Moulin à Huile du Calanquet, an olive oil mill that produces and sells single-variety olive oils, as well as blends, and other artisanal products.


Read what Condé Nast Traveller writes about our village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.


The tourist office of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence has a useful website in both French and English.

As mentioned in our list of amenities, there are three bicycles available at the house, plus two children's bikes, for exploring the surrounding countryside.  When we need more we rent from the local bicycle shop in St RemySee also some of the scenic biking routes in the St Remy area.

St Remy's Sun-e-Bike offers electric bicycles for rent, as well as a network of partners that stock exchangeable batteries.
Go that much farther than on traditional bicycles and see the local sights and attractions,
following their carefully chosen itineraries of trails and bike paths.

See photographs and descriptions on Wikipedia concerning the village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Vincent Van Gogh, who painted one of his most famous paintings, Starry Night, while living in our village.

Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' - Saint Remy de Provence

Read The Outdoor Markets of Provence, by S. and L. Jones. In addition to this colorful article, presented by Slow Travel, the website has many photos and useful resources.
With the aim to encourage independent travel throughout the country,
France On Your Own focuses on regional features, cultural updates, and articles on places, people
and pastimes in France.
Patricia Wells' famous cooking courses in Povence take place at her home outside Vaison-la-Romaine,
about 30 miles northeast of Avignon, or about an hour's drive from our Mas des Roseaux.


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