Van Gogh’s Turbulent Year in Vino con Vista Saint Remy-de-Provence in France

Image result for saint remy de provence

Van Gogh, The Starry Night

Image result for saint remy de provence Van Gogh in his famous painting The Starry Night,

Vincent van Gogh: Zypressen. Saint-Remy, Juni ...

Vincent van Gogh: Zypressen. Saint-Remy, Juni 1889 Öl auf Leinwand, 93,3 x 74 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Rogers Fund, 1949), New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Transhumance 6

Transhumance 6 (Photo credit: Tony Spencer)

St-Remy-de-Provence

St-Remy-de-Provence (Photo credit: edhi)

English: Nostradamus fountain in Saint-Rémy-de...

English: Nostradamus fountain in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bou...

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rh...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is located between Arles and Avignon at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains in Provence France.

The town was immortalized by Van Gogh in his famous painting The Starry Night, painted during his stay in Saint Rémy.

The Romans built a city here on the Via Domitia that linked Spain to Italy.

There is the mausoleum and triumphal arch at Les Antiques, and the formidable Roman city of Glanum.

Don’t miss the Nostradamus fountain in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He was born here in 1503.

Español: Autorretratos, pinturas al óleo

Van Gogh

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rh...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

Collégiale Saint-Martin de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Collégiale Saint-Martin de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Photo credit: decar66)

Saint-Remy-de-Provence confiseries

Saint-Remy-de-Provence confiseries (Photo credit: Fabrice Terrasson)

Van Gogh Strokes

Van Gogh Strokes (Photo credit: dhilung)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France), Les ...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France)

 

Les Alpilles (1889), painted by van Gogh while...

Les Alpilles (1889), painted by van Gogh while in Saint-Rémy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France): Roma...

English: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France): Roman site ‘Les Antiques’, with the Mausoleum (left) and the Arch (right) Nederlands:

 

 

 

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bou...

Glanum, Roman townEnglish: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rh...Glanum

In the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, witness van Gogh’s artistry in the fields, monasteries, chapels and villages depicted in his paintings. You can walk in his footsteps.

Image result for saint remy de provence van gogh walk

Image result for saint remy de provence van gogh walk

After cutting off his earlobe, Van Gogh committed himself to a sanitarium at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889-1899) where he painted The Starry Night.

Image result for saint remy Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole van gogh walk

Image result for saint remy Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole van gogh walk

This painting is one of my personal favorites; he depicts the view of the Monastery.

You can still visit his room and view and reproductions of his work.

Image result for saint remy Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole van gogh walk

English: The Starry Night Oil on canvas 73 × 9...

English: The Starry Night Oil on canvas 73 × 92 cm, 28¾ × 36¼ in.

 

 

Many of Van Gogh’s masterpieces are at the fabulous museum in Amsterdam. Here’s a link to Van Gogh paintings and where you can find them:

http://www.vggallery.com/painting/by_period/st_remy.htm

http://www.saintremy-de-provence.com/home.html

 

Image result for map of Saint remy

Image result for Saint remy "transhumance"

Visit Saint Remy at the right time of year, you may witness the “transhumance” festival when the sheep make their seasonal migration to greener pastures.

Image result for Saint remy "transhumance"

Stay at one of these swanky hotels:

http://www.chateauderoussan.com/uk/hotel-4-etoiles-charme-saint-de-remy-provence-official-site.php

http://www.chateaudesalpilles.com/en/welcome

Here’s a link to some interesting restaurants:

http://www.saintremy-de-provence.com/restaurant_restaurant.html

Check out the Markets:

http://www.saintremy-de-provence.com/markets-in-provence.html

Visit the St. Paul de Mausole Monastery, a masterpiece of Provençal Romanesque art.

Image result for Saint remy St. Paul de Mausole Monastery

From the top of the beautiful two-story square steeple, topped by a pyramidal roof, you can see the wheat field that Vincent van Gogh painted during his year of confinement.

Image result for Saint remy wheat field that Vincent van Gogh painted

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the amazing eagle’s-nest village of Les Baux-de-Provence. Built on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountain range and offering great views of the countryside and vineyards, the village is full of Gothic and Renaissance houses.

 

Image result for Saint remy rocky spur in the Alpilles mountain

Vincent Van Gogh Les Alpilles a Mountain Landscape Near Saint Remy

Image result for Saint remy 12th-century Church of St. Vincent

Hospital in Saint Remy, Van Gogh

Image result for map of Saint remy

Plan a trip to the nearby archeological Roman site of Glanum. The Romans built a city here on the Via Domitia linking Italy and Spain. It links Rome in Italy to Cadiz in Spain, and is part of an immense road network of more than 70,000 miles, built by the Romans over eight centuries.

Image result for Via Domitia linking Italy and Spain.

You can see 1st century B.C. monuments at the Site Archeologique de Glanum:

site-archeologique-glanum-saint-remy-de-provence

“Glanum was raised to the status of a Roman colony, and the great public, civil and religious buildings found in all Roman cities replaced the old buildings. Around 260 CE, the town was destroyed by barbarian invasions. The survivors founded the village that was to take the name of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence about 1 km to the north, and the ruined town was soon buried and forgotten. Digging did not begin until 1921.”

The great buildings that characterize the cities of Imperial Rome can still be seen, set along a central road: the temples, the basilica, the forum, the curia, and the baths and houses.

1.  les Antiques, Mausolee des Jules dating from 20 to 30 B.C.

Image result for saint remy  les Antiques, a mausoleum

2.  The oldest triumphal arch in France dates from the reign of Augustus

English: View of excavation of Roman town of G...

English: View of excavation of Roman town of Glanum, near Saint-Remy de Provence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bou...

English: Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) Français : Glanum à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Leave a comment

Filed under Italy Travel Guides, Van Gogh's Turbulent Year in Vino con Vista Saint Remy-de-Provence in France

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.