Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20 km (12 mi) south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range. The house is situated in the heart of Van Gogh land, just a few minutes from St Remy de Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus, with its colourful markets, fine restaurants, and Roman remains. It stands in one acre of a superb garden, in an olive grove, with fig trees, pond, stream, faux-Roman ‘folly’and Japanese bamboos.
A real oasis of peace and tranquillity, far from the noise of traffic, it is the perfect place to relax, when not touring the wonderful countryside for which Provence is so justly famous. The historic hill village of Les Baux is just five minutes’ drive away and Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Nimes, Aix, Marseille and the beaches of the Mediterranean are all easily accessible.
- Saint-Rémy-de-Provence was the birthplace of Nostradamus, a 16th century author of prophecies.
- The painterVincent van Gogh was treated here in the psychiatric center at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889–1890).
- Gertrude Stein, Sir Stephen Spender, Sir Terrance Conran, Yehudi Menuhin and Angus Wilson all lived or spent some time in the region.