Eygalières is a small village about 10 kilometres from St Rémy de Provence. The village is in the heart of the beautiful Alpilles mountains, surrounded by the sights and scents of Provence and its pure light and colour. These have long attracted writers and artists of all kinds as well as those who prefer a more relaxed pace of life. Saint Rémy de Provence has its own air of quiet chic, elegant shops and a number of restaurants, little squares with ancient fountains, shady cafés with terraces.
Nostradamus was born here and Van Gogh found all the inspiration he needed here, painting more than a hundred and fifty pictures in the countryside around. Many of the places depicted in his paintings remain much as they were then.
Saint Rémy de Provence has a golf course. In Les Baux de Provence there are tennis courts and riding stables, you can go fishing or gliding and there are endless places to walk or cycle through the hills and discover for yourself unspoilt, tucked away areas.
Glanum, just outside Saint Rémy de Provence is one of the most important Roman archeological sites in Provence. Founded 300BC, it reveals a civilisation that influences life here even today. You can see thermal baths, an avenue of houses, the temple and the natural spring, and the remains of a Gallo-Roman town dating 30-10BC. On the road leaving Glanum are the ancient Arc de Triomphe and Les Antiquités, the gateway to Glanum, standing as they have since that time. Close by is St Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh spent his last days.
From there it is only a short drive through the hills to Les Baux de Provence, an ancient village with its castle perched high on the rocks, once one of the most celebrated and brilliant of the troubadour courts of love in the Middle Ages.
In Avignon, 20 km, this famous city animated by its festivals and spectacles, you will admire the Palais des Papes, visit shops, markets and find plenty of restaurants.