Top things to do in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Top Choice Ruins in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Site Archéologique de Glanum

It might lack the scale and ambition of some of Provence's better-known Roman monuments, but for a glimpse into everyday life in Gaul, this ancient town has no equal. A Roman colony founded around AD 27, the remains…
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 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.
Museum in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Hôtel de Sade

Reopened after an expensive program of renovations, this impressive Renaissance hôtel particulier was built in 1513 by Balthazar de Sade (ancestor of the much more notorious Marquis de Sade). Since the early 20th ce…
French in St-Rémy-de-Provence

L'Aile ou la Cuisse

As Gallic as a tricolor Citröen 2CV, this long-established address is run by the Ricci family, also proprietors of Gus and Da Peppe. With its burnished wood, chandeliers and bustling waiters, it's every inch the old…
Bistro in St-Rémy-de-Provence

La Cuisine des Anges

You can't really go too far wrong at the Angels' Kitchen – at least if you're looking for solid, no-nonsense Provençal cooking just like grande-mère would have made. Tuck into dishes like slow-cooked lamb, bream fil…
Cafe in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Les Filles du Pâtissier

Particularly perfect on sultry summer nights, this upbeat, colourful cafe has vintage tables filling one corner of a delightful car-free square in the old town. Its daily-changing menu features market-driven salads …
Food in St-Rémy-de-Provence

L'Epicerie du Calanquet

A delectable grocery and fine food emporium, made out to resemble a traditional village shop, and owned by the same people who run the Moulin à Huile du Calanquet outside town. Their own olive-oil range takes centre…
Bistro in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Gus

This bright, breezy restaurant is a favourite for the chi-chi summer crowd, and with good reason: the food is classy and the ambience is buzzy, with overtones of a Parisian street cafe. It's particularly good on sea…
Bakery in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Maison Cambillau

Well-stuffed fougasse (Provençal flatbread) and baguettes with a variety of tasty fillings make this well-established boulangerie (bakery) the perfect spot to stock up on a picnic. Complete the takeaway feast with a…