Top ChoiceRuins 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...

Top ChoiceHistoric 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...

Top ChoiceChocolate 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Fashion in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Espace Anikado

A hybrid boutique-gallery showcases fashion, jewellery, shoes, furniture and more by local designers. It also hosts Provençal art exhibits.

Pastries in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Michel Marshall

St-Rémy's most refined patisserie is elegant for afternoon tea – accompanied by the most delicate of French fancies, bien sûr.

Italian in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Da Peppe

Excellent pizza and pasta with a Sicilian spin – but the wonderful rooftop terrace is the bit that seals the deal.

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 des Alpilles

An engaging little museum chronicling the area’s rich heritage, with fossils, dinosaur remains and other archaeological curiosities, as well as displays exploring the town's connections with van Gogh and Cubist...

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...

Cafe in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Café de la Place

St-Rémy's no-frills, casual hang-out for locals abuts the place de la République car park but is always packed, serving fresh local dishes, wine and coffee.