As soon as we arrived on the outskirts of town, we could see the flurry of activity and feel the liveliness of the market square. Though there were a lot of the usual clothing, cheese, olives and lavender stalls, there were so much more to explore -watercolour paintings, original crafts, linens and even steaming paella. The market stalls were set under blue skies and spilled over from the market square, past Saint-Remy's towering Saint Martin's church and through a maze of beautiful cobbled streets. I kept saying, "I think I'm in heaven!"
Once home, we savoured the delicious flavours of our market purchases for lunch - roast beef, baguettes, avocado and olives. After a brief rest, we then returned to Saint-Remy to enquire about hiring a tennis court and to look further around the town. I could easily see why Princess Diana once bought a home here and why Princess Caroline of Monaco lived here for several years with her children after the death of her second husband, Stefano Casiraghi. Van Gogh also lived in the asylum here for a year and painted his famous self-portrait with bandaged ear in Saint-Remy while hospitalised. Saint-Remy just seems to have it all.
|Market day in Saint-Remy-de-Provence|
|St. Martin Church, Saint-Remy-de-Provence|
|Soft blue hues of St Martin's Virgin Mary|
|St Martin's famous pipe organ|
|Beautiful stained glass of St Martin's Church|
|Statue of Saint Philomene, St Martin's|
|St Martin's splendid stained glass window|
|Brett, Sean, Brett Snr and Eloise outside St. Martin's Church|
|Brett in Saint-Remy-de-Provence|
|Brett, Brett Snr and Eloise enjoy Saint-Remy|
|Sean in Saint-Remy-de-Provence|
|Eloise at Nostradamus Fountain, Saint-Remy|
|Nostradamus....please help me win Gold Lotto!|
|If dreams come true - my holiday home in Saint-Remy!|