Tour n°3 :

The Alpilles ... Van Gogh's colors in and around Saint Remy de Provence !

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Detailed description

  • Morning spent in Saint Remy, to be acquainted with its wonderful historical heritage*. You'll have the opportunity too of knowing the Hospice Saint Paul of Mausole, a place where Vincent van Gogh spent some time.

  • Free time for lunch in the heart of the old town.

  • Winding roads lined with pine-trees will lead us to the Baux de Provence (listed as an historical monument).
    This eagle-nest was much appreciated by historical figures such as the Reine Jeanne, the Roi Rene, etc.
    At Christmas Time, this well-kept village is full of visitors attracted by a Provencal midnight mass.
    From the top of this village, one can admire olive-tree plantations.

  • Before nightfall, we'll stop at Maussane where an olive-oil tasting session is a must. We are in the Baux Valley.

  • Before getting back home, at Fontvieille, you'll catch a glimpse of the famous "Alphonse Daudet's windmill". Maybe a few stories will come back to your minds, such as the "Sous-préfet aux champs..."

    * The Roman Site of Glanum