Updated September 2023
Settling on a place to call home while in Provence for a week came down to a few spots. Finally deciding on Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the location and charm of the town were hard to beat. The cobbled streets, small boutiques, art galleries, and easily walkable town made Saint-Rémy-de-Provence an incredible place to retreat to.
Saint-Rémy sits in the foothills of Alpilles Mountain. The largest village in the Alpilles region and serves as its capital. One of the highlights of staying in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence was the Wednesday farmer’s market. Read on to learn more about why Saint-Rémy is a must-visit during your time in Provence!
Short on Time? Here Are My Top Picks for the Best Hotels in Saint-Rémy:
- Le Château des Alpilles, for the best overall hotel
- Hotel De Tourrel, for the best luxury hotel
- Hotel De L’Image, for the best relaxing hotel
A Quick Guide to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Where to Stay in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
As I was with family, we rented a summer apartment to have space. My recommended hotels based on research I’ve done in the area would be:
Le Château des Alpilles is a magnificent and historic hotel in the heart of town. Situated in a renovated 19th-century mansion, guests are treated to a perfect blend of Provençal charm and modern amenities. Whether it’s the cuisine, ambiance, or the attentive service, Le Château des Alpilles promises a memorable experience. Book the best rates here.
Hotel De Tourrel is a chic boutique hotel located in the Old Quarter. It’s set in a renovated 17th-century mansion with a modern annex. The historic architecture paired with modern design makes it a standout stay. The refined interiors, gourmet dining, and attentive service make Hotel De Tourrel a great option for those looking for an elevated stay. Book the best rates here.
Hotel De L’Image is a tranquil and elegant stay in the center of town. With views of the Alpilles mountains, this hotel offers guests a serene stay complemented by modern amenities and a touch of Provençal charm. Its beautifully landscaped gardens and refined interiors make it a sought-after destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and inspiration. Book the best rates here.
Where to Eat in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
A well-rounded restaurant with a wide selection of classic French cuisine.
Head here to cool off with yummy ice cream.
What to Do in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
A beautiful monastery surrounded by lavender fields. Perfect for a mid-morning visit, the 11th-century building is located next to Glanum.
Explore ancient Roman ruins from the 6th century BC right outside town. Archeologists have extensively excavated the site so you can visit many of the most impressive buildings. Galanum is best known for its well-preserved mausoleum and triumphal arch, together called “Les Antiques”. Julius Caesar constructed the Roman buildings around the 1st century BC after taking control of the region.
Wednesday Farmer’s Market
This is a sure highlight in the region of Provence and not to be missed while in the region.
Head here to all things Van Gogh. The museum is home to a wonderful exhibit that explores Van Gough’s life and paintings. The museum is also known for being a great example of 18th-century Provincial architecture.
Van Gogh spent a year in St. Rémy de Provence at the St. Paul Asylum. It was during this time that he created some of his most famous paintings, including Starry Night. Explore Van Gogh’s time in St. Remy by taking the Van Gogh Route. You will have the opportunity to see the actual places where he painted his famous artworks.
A short drive from town, this wonderful exhibit is spectacular. Art is projected inside large quarries, with music and lights in sync.
A short drive from town, head here to tour a castle and quaint hilltop village.
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