Winter bliss in St-Rémy-de-Provence and beyond
As the winter chill settles over St-Rémy-de-Provence and its charming surroundings, the region transforms into a serene haven. Enjoy the fresh air and discover the special places that can be reached within 30 minutes by car from this picturesque town. From historic sites to cosy village markets and festivals, here’s your guide to the best winter activities in and around St-Rémy:
Stroll through the cobblestone streets of St-Rémy, admire the architecture, and visit the famous Saint-Paul de Mausole, where Vincent van Gogh once sought inspiration.
Browse through the vibrant winter markets stalls in St-Rémy filled with local produce, handmade crafts, and seasonal delights.
Ring in the New Year St-Rémy style and join the locals in the town square for a lively celebration with music, fireworks, and a festive atmosphere.
Just a short drive away, Les Baux-de-Provence is a medieval village perched on a rocky outcrop. Wander through the narrow streets, explore the imposing fortress, and take in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Glanum archaeological site
Immerse yourself in history at the Glanum archaeological site, an ancient Roman city just outside St-Rémy. Admire the well-preserved ruins, including temples and triumphal arches, and transport yourself to a bygone era.
Experience the quintessential Provençal charm in Eygalières, a delightful village surrounded by olive groves. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the town square, savour a warm beverage in a local café, and soak in the relaxed ambiance.
Within a short drive, explore the enchanting villages of the Luberon region, such as Maussane-les-Alpilles and Mouriès. These charming hamlets come alive with winter celebrations, offering traditional markets and a chance to experience the Provençal way of life during the colder months.
Alpilles Natural Park
Lace up your hiking boots and venture into the Alpilles Natural Park. Winter offers a different perspective, with crisp air and uncrowded trails. Hike to Les Baux-de-Provence or explore the diverse flora and fauna of the park.
Wine tasting in Les Baux-de-Provence
Indulge in a wine-tasting experience at the vineyards around Les Baux-de-Provence. Sample robust reds and aromatic whites, paired with local cheeses, while overlooking the vine-covered landscapes.
Carrières des Lumières
Step into a world of art at Carrières des Lumières, an old quarry transformed into an immersive multimedia experience. Admire the projections of famous artworks that dance across the stone walls, creating a unique visual spectacle.
St-Rémy-de-Provence and its surroundings offer a blend of history, nature, and gastronomy. Whether you’re exploring medieval villages, hiking in natural parks, or savouring local wines in the vibrant hues of summer or the serene ambiance of winter, each season unveils its own beauty, ensuring that this corner of France remains a magical destination year-round.
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