My wife and I spent part of the year in St-Rémy, a charming village between Marseille and Avignon. There is a lot to see and do here! Let me share some of our favorites.

A Dozen Ideas for Your Visit

These ideas will get you started as you plan your visit to St-Rémy. Click to learn more

The Hidden Parking Lot

It can be hard, and expensive, to find parking in St-Rémy, especially on market day. Unless, of course, you know where to find the big, free parking lot that the locals use. Click to learn more

Favorite Restaurants

St-Rémy is a great town for dining out. Let me share some of my favorite restaurants. Click to learn more

Favorite Wineries

Provence is a wine lover’s paradise, and wines have been produced here for thousands of years. Here are some of my favorite local wineries, all of which have English-speaking staff. Click to learn more

The Outdoor Market

The Wednesday morning market in St-Rémy is one of the best in Provence.Here’s how Val and I like to navigate it. Click to learn more

The Secret Picnic Spot

Did you know that there is a beautiful reservoir just outside of town, created by the Romans over 2,000 years ago? It’s got a nice grassy area at one end, shady and comfortable. Bring a picnic and enjoy the view! Click to learn more

Picnic Supplies

You’ll need bread, cheese, wine, fruit and all the rest for a proper French picnic. You can get them all at the big outdoor market, but what if it isn’t market day? And you don’t want to go to the supermarket? Here’s where the in-the-know shop. Click to learn more

The Transhumance Sheep Festival

In days of old, sheep were marched through town after town on their way to cooler pastures for the summer, a process called the transhumance. They now go by truck but the tradition lives on in the annual transhumance festival. This is where thousands of sheep march through town, accompanied by shepherds, sheepdogs, and the occasional goat. Not to be missed! Click to learn more

Shady Canal Walks

The area in and around St-Rémy is criss-crossed with canals and there is no better way to beat the summer heat than a cool walk on the paths alongside them. Click to learn more

Going to the Movies

Sometimes the weather is not your friend. Maybe it’s blazing hot, maybe it’s raining buckets, and you are looking for a place to spend a few hours indoors. Consider the cinema in St-Rémy, which often shows movies in English. Click to learn more