St. Remy-de-Provence

About one hour’s drive from Sablet, the village of St Remy de Provence is pretty and picturesque. The old Gallo-Roman interior is circled by the remnants of the circular 14th century wall and the protective circle of buildings.

Located on the plains of the northern edge of the Alpilles, 20 kms south of Avignon, this town is where Van Gogh painted Starry Night, Nostradamus was born and Dr. Albert Schweitzer was held prisoner.

Roman Era – Glanum – about a half a mile along the D5 on the way out of St. Remy-de-Provence are the ruins of Glanum and remarkable monuments from the Roman era known as Les Antiques.  These monuments consist of  a mausoleum, and a triumphal arch both erected in approximately 30AD.  Opposite Les Antiques is the entrance to Glanum where there are a number of sites to visit including a Forum, the “thermae” baths, a sacred well from the Gallo-Greek period, many large house and the remains of a number of temples – one of which has been partially reconstructed.