Van Gogh’s Turbulent Year in Vino con Vista Saint Remy-de-Provence in France

Glanum, Roman town

Glanum, Roman town (Photo credit: tpholland)

Glanum

Glanum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rh...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bou...

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Glanum à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vincent van Gogh: Zypressen. Saint-Remy, Juni ...

Vincent van Gogh: Zypressen. Saint-Remy, Juni 1889 Öl auf Leinwand, 93,3 x 74 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Rogers Fund, 1949), New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Transhumance 6

Transhumance 6 (Photo credit: Tony Spencer)

St-Remy-de-Provence

St-Remy-de-Provence (Photo credit: edhi)

English: Nostradamus fountain in Saint-Rémy-de...

English: Nostradamus fountain in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Fontaine Nostradamus à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bou...

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Glanum à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rh...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Español: Autorretratos, pinturas al óleo

Español: Autorretratos, pinturas al óleo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rh...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Collégiale Saint-Martin de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Collégiale Saint-Martin de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Photo credit: decar66)

Saint-Remy-de-Provence confiseries

Saint-Remy-de-Provence confiseries (Photo credit: Fabrice Terrasson)

Van Gogh Strokes

Van Gogh Strokes (Photo credit: dhilung)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France), Les ...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France), Les Antiques: the Mausoleum Nederlands: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Frankrijk), Les Antiques: het Mausoleum Français : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France), Les Antiques: le Mausolée (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Les Alpilles (1889), painted by van Gogh while...

Les Alpilles (1889), painted by van Gogh while in Saint-Rémy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France): Roma...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France): Roman site ‘Les Antiques’, with the Mausoleum (left) and the Arch (right) Nederlands: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Frankrijk): Romeinse site ‘Les Antiques’, met het Mausoleum (links) en de stadspoort (rechts) Français : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France): le site romain ‘Les Antiques’, avec le Mausolée (à gauche) et l’Arc municipal (à droite) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is located between Arles and Avignon at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains in Provence France. The Romans built a city here on the Via Domitia that linked Spain to Italy.

Michel de Nostredame, was born in St. Remy in 1503.Nostradamus”, became famous for his 1555 book Les Propheties where he predicted future events.

 

After cutting off his earlobe, Van Gogh committed himself to a sanitarium at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889-1899) where he painted The Starry Night.

This painting is one of my personal favorites; and depicts the view outside the window of his room.

You can still visit his room and view and reproductions of his work.

English: The Starry Night Oil on canvas 73 × 9...

English: The Starry Night Oil on canvas 73 × 92 cm, 28¾ × 36¼ in. Français : La Nuit étoilée. Huile sur toile, 73 × 92 cm. Nederlands: De Sterrennacht. Olie op doek, 73 × 92 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Many of Van Gogh’s masterpieces are at the fabulous museum in Amsterdam. Here’s a link to Van Gogh paintings and where you can find them:

http://www.vggallery.com/painting/by_period/st_remy.htm

http://www.saintremy-de-provence.com/home.html

 

If you are in St. Remy at the right time of year, you may witness “transhumance” when the sheep make their seasonal migration to greener pastures.

Stay at one of these swanky hotels:

http://www.chateauderoussan.com/uk/hotel-4-etoiles-charme-saint-de-remy-provence-official-site.php

http://www.chateaudesalpilles.com/en/welcome

Here’s a link to some interesting restaurants:

http://www.saintremy-de-provence.com/restaurant_restaurant.html

Check out the Markets:

http://www.saintremy-de-provence.com/markets-in-provence.html

Glanum

Glanum (Photo credit: olivier.capel)

Plan a trip to the nearby archeological Roman site of Glanum. You can see 1st century B.C. monuments:

1.  les Antiques, a mausoleum

2.  The oldest triumphal arch in France

English: View of excavation of Roman town of G...

English: View of excavation of Roman town of Glanum, near Saint-Remy de Provence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bou...

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Glanum à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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