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Top Choice Chocolate in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Joël Durand

Among France’s top chocolatiers, using Provençal herbs and plants – lavender, rosemary, violet and thyme – with unexpected flavours such as Earl Grey.
Top Choice Roman Sites in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Site Archéologique de Glanum

Though Provence's other Roman sites often take precedence, you'll get a better sense of the reality of everyday life in Gaul by wandering around the ruined Gallo-Roman city of Glanum. Established around a sacred spr…
Top Choice Historic Site in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Monastère St-Paul de Mausole

This monastery turned asylum is famous for one of its former residents – the ever-volatile Vincent van Gogh, who admitted himself in 1889. Safe within the monastery's cloistered walls, Vincent enjoyed his most produ…
Top Choice Modern French in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Maison Drouot

Stuck on where to head for lunch? Stop fretting and head five minutes out of town to this 19th-century oil mill, now a charming country bistro where nearly every dish is based on ingredients sourced from local suppl…
Cheese in St-Rémy-de-Provence

La Cave aux Fromages

Thrilling cheese shop with a 12th-century ripening cellar and cheese and charcuterie plates.
Food in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Moulin à Huile du Calanquet

Brother-and-sister-run olive-oil mill located 4.5km southwest of St-Rémy, with tastings and homemade tapenade, fruit juice and jam.
Bistro in St-Rémy-de-Provence

La Cuisine des Anges

Packed with locals and tourists, this casual maison d'hôte (B&B) has been around for an age and just doesn't lose its edge. Light Provençal dishes are derived from organic local ingredients and served in the int…
Museum in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Musée des Alpilles

An engaging little museum chronicling the area’s rich heritage, with fossils and crafts, bull-fighting exhibits, Augustin Gonfond’s painstaking illuminations, and contemporary engravings.
Food in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Le Petit Duc

Biscuits made using ancient Roman, Renaissance, alpine and Arlésien recipes.
Museum in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Musée Estrine

Modern and contemporary art exhibitions fill a beautiful 18th-century hôtel particulier (private mansion). There's also a recently expanded interpretation centre exploring van Gogh's time in St-Rémy, and a rather ni…