Secrets of St-Rémy

My wife and I spent part of every year in St-Rémy-de-Provence and we’ve learned a few local secrets along the way. Let me share them with you!


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 gigantic, free parking lot that the locals use.


Did you know that there is a beautiful reservoir just outside of town, first 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!

Picnic Supplies

You’ll need bread, cheese, wine, ham, 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.

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 path alongside one.