Today you will discover Saint Rémy de Provence with its provencal market, one of the most beautiful village of France Les Baux de Provence and the roman city of Arles
Saint Remy de Provence is an interesting town because of its typical architecture: an old center with quaint 17th and 18th century houses and narrow cobblestone streets, surrounded with ramparts, around which is a circular boulevard, immortalized by Van Gogh
Les Baux de Provence is a little perched village situated in a wonderful and very picturesque site, in the heart of the Alpilles.
Entering in the village is a real experience because, despite the great number of visitors, it seems that the atmosphere is the same than 4 centuries ago. Its cultural heritage is exceptionally rich, with 22 architectural treasures classified as "Historic Monuments" (including the church, chateau, town-hall, hospital, chapels, houses, doorways... Also from the look-out points you will have a brilliant view of the Camargue and the Alpilles.
Overlooking the village, stands the ruined fortress than can be visited.
Arles : the Celtic city colonized by the Greeks became Roman after Julius Caesar distributed the land among his veteran legionnaires in 46 B.C.
At that time, it was a city of considerable importance covering an area of some 99 acres and it possessed a wide array of monuments, including an amphitheater, triumphal arch, circus, theater and a full circuit of walls.
Nowadays, among other Roman remains, we still can see the amphitheater (where are conducted some bullfights), the theater, the Constantine baths and a part of the wall surrounding the city. They are all listed as UNESCO world heritage monuments.
Also, the medieval heritage is unique, such as the fine cloisters and portal of St. Trophime’s church and Arles has preserved many lovely buildings dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
As Van Gogh lived in Arles, some places he painted are recognizable such as the famous cafe, the courtyard of the hospital and the Langlois bridge...