Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in Southern France

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southern France. It is often referred to simply as Saint-Rémy, its official name until 12 April 1953. Located in the northern part of the Alpilles, of which it is the main town, it had a population of 9,692 as of 2020.

The town, which has been inhabited since Prehistory, was named after Saint Remigius under the Latin name Villa Sancti Remigii. From May 1889 to May 1890, Vincent van Gogh was a patient at the Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and painted some of his most memorable works, including The Starry Night, which features the town.

Town Hall © Georges Seguin/cc-by-sa-3.0 Vincent van Gogh - Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background, 1889 © Google Arts & Culture - dQGSvz9nCSYxgw Vincent van Gogh - Olive Trees with yellow sky and sun, 1889 - Google Arts & Culture - rwGVxwlpIhHn6g Vincent van Gogh - The Starry Night, 1889 © Google Arts & Culture - bgEuwDxel93-Pg Vincent van Gogh - View of the Asylum and Chapel of Saint-Rémy, 1889 © Christie's - LotFinder Vinyards © Saint Remy de Provence Tourisme/cc-by-sa-3.0 Alpilles landscape © Christian Ferrer/cc-by-sa-4.0 Fontaine Nostradamus © Vi..Cult../cc-by-sa-3.0 Market © flickr.com - Peter Curbishley/cc-by-2.0 Market © Saint Remy de Provence Tourisme/cc-by-sa-3.0 Monastère Saint-Paul-de-Mausole © EmDee/cc-by-sa-3.0 Places Jules-Pellissier © Vi..Cult../cc-by-sa-3.0 Rue du Château © Vestemocoso/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Vincent van Gogh - Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background, 1889 © Google Arts & Culture - dQGSvz9nCSYxgw
The ruins of the Roman city of Glanum, including a triumphal arch, can still be seen on the southern outskirts of the city.

The Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is where Vincent van Gogh was a patient, from May 1889 to May 1890, and where he painted some of his most memorable works, including The Starry Night which features the town. The site is now named the Clinique Van Gogh for him.

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