Saint Rémy de Provence – France

Saint Rémy de Provence is one the typical villages nestled in the Provence countryside.  What makes it so famous is that Vincent Van Gogh voluntarily admitted himself to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum, located just outside the village.  It was here, where Van Gogh painted his most famous work, The Starry Night.We walked the Van Gogh walk, a 1.5 km walk from the village to Saint-Paul-de-Mausole.  Along the way, there are plaques of Van Gogh’s art with his quotations, which are quite insightful into his works and emotions.

Saint-Paul-de-Mausole is still a psychiatric hospital today and a part of it is opened for visitors….

the gardens at St. Paul’s are so gorgeous…..

Van Gogh’s room…

St. Remy is also famous for its large Wednesday market and luckily, it fit into our schedule.  However, by the time we walked back to town after visiting  Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the market was closing…  We only managed to grab a bit to eat…

2 different sasusages.. so oily and fat.. but so good!

strawberries… but it’s not as sweet as the ones in Nice… Nougat de Montélimar….. a local confection from the South of France… a soft, chewy bar made of egg whites, honey and nuts (pistachios, almonds)…. this was toooooooooo sweet…. I asked for the smallest piece and I couldn’t even finish half of it!


Saint Rémy de Provence, France


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