SAINT-RÉMY-DE-PROVENCE tourist attractions

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a Provencal town inextricably linked with the figure of Vincent van Gogh. The famous painter stayed here for psychiatric treatment and immortalized the town in nearly 150 of his paintings.

The center of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is made up of narrow streets and traditional Provencal houses with lockable shutters and decorative balconies. You can find many restaurants and cafes here. The biggest attraction of the city is the former monastery of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a psychiatric hospital was located in the Romanesque-Gothic building surrounded by a garden. Vincent van Gogh was here for treatment. Currently, the facility can be visited by visiting, among others the artist's room immortalized in a painting. There is also a special route across the city that takes you to places associated with the painter, showing objects and locations that are known from his paintings.

The second most important place for tourists in Saint-Paul-de-Mausole are the ruins of the Roman settlement Glanum. The remains of the Roman forum, the triumphal arch and several churches have been preserved here. The archaeological site of Glanum is considered to be the largest in France.

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