Your private guide will meet you at your hotel and you will start your journey with a tour of St Rémy de Provence.
St Rémy de Provence is a particularly interesting town because of its typical architecture: an old center with quaint 17th and 18th century houses and narrow cobblestone streets, surrounded with ramparts around which is a circular boulevard planted with plane trees (sycamores of Provence), immortalized by Van Gogh.
You will then take the roads of the Alpilles Valley where olives have been cultivated since the time of Ancient Greece. This area’s olive oil is an AOC.
You will then arrive in the village of Les Baux de Provence. This village is one of the most photogenic hill towns in Provence & has a very rich architectural heritage which you will discover while wandering through its narrow cobbled streets. The view of the valley is quite unique – a silvery blue sea of olive trees.
Continue on to Eygalières where you will see the Saint Sixte Chapel. Built in the 12th century on the top of a rocky hill, this Roman chapel is quite simple. You will have a lovely view over Eygalieres and the surrounding hills.
If time permits, you will make a stop at Saint-Paul de Mausole, the clinic into which Van Gogh was taken on May 8, 1889. He found the quality of light and the ardent beauty of the landscapes around Saint Rémy quite fascinating. The beauty of the surroundings and the pleasure in finding a serene and understanding atmosphere surrounded by the nuns and the personnel who took him in were such that, in the space of a year, he had completed more than 150 paintings and numerous sketches.