Musée des Alpilles

Saint Rémy de Provence - Museum

Museum of the Alpilles in Saint Rémy de Provence
Located in the historic centre of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the Museum of the Alpilles is situated in the Hôtel Mistral de Mondragon, a former Renaissance private mansion. Classified as a historic Monument in 1862, the building, with its impressive architecture, is built around a magnificent inner courtyard.
The museum was created in 1919 by Pierre de Brun and was completely renovated from 2002 until early 2005.
Ethnology...
A visit to this museum offers a greater understanding of the current natural and human landscapes of this part of Provence, which extends between the Rhône, the Durance and the Alpilles Massif.
A walk in time and space, the permanent exhibition of the Museum of the Alpilles evokes different unsuspected or little-known facets of regional heritage:
from the Hypselosaurus, the gentle dinosaur who once roamed the area, to traditional costumes and Camargue bull-fighting, via the growing and trading of teasel, opium poppies and seeds
... and modest art
Internationally famous works by Vincent van Gogh and Albert Gleizes were created here. But alongside these is the often remarkable work of inconspicuous, anonymous or locally famous creators, to which the museum also wants to attract attention. They include the ex voto placed in the chapels in the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated reels and canes, santons made of unbaked clay and astonishing illuminations by Augustin Gonfond.
The photography and graphic arts collection and the typography and engraving studio reveal the establishment's new focus on works on paper and on contemporary engraving.

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Nearby

  1. Les Alpilles

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  2. Agnes-Hermine Menard

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  3. Le Mas Saint-Joseph

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Where to stay

Cypres
Holiday rental

Cypres

Saint Rémy de Provence

Au pied des Alpilles, à 1,4 km du centre ville dans 1 quartier résidentiel, maison climatisée de 75 m² à la décoration soignée, mitoyenne à 1 autre location. Au RdC : grand salon avec TV écran plat. Cuisine entièrement équipée (LV, MO). A l'étage : 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers…

Mme Marie-France Rossini
B&B

Mme Marie-France Rossini

Saint Rémy de Provence

House in a quiet location 7 mins walking from the centre. Parking in front of the house, entry through the shaded and relaxing garden, small veranda with table and chairs for picnics. Advice for visits and hiking.

M. André Mollard
B&B

M. André Mollard

Saint Rémy de Provence

2 guest room on the first floor ( 25 to 30m2), 300m from Saint Rémy de Provence town centre on the first floor of a Provençal Mas. Room equipped with fridge and miwcrowave. Tableware for use of guests. Children's bed upon request.

Hôtel Villa Glanum
Hotel

Hôtel Villa Glanum

Saint Rémy de Provence

Located at the foot of the Alpilles, close to the archaeological site of Glanum and the St Paul cloister where Vincent Van Gogh stayed and 1 km from the city centre. Park of more than 1 hectare dedicated to Provence: trees and Mediterranean bushes, cypresses, olive trees. Large shaded terrace.

Mas Videau
Holiday rental

Mas Videau

Saint Rémy de Provence

Apartment located in a farmhouse of the 19th century, on a farm, 3 Km from the centre of Saint Remy de Provence. On 2 levels. Ground floor: lounge, independent kitchen (microwave), storeroom with washing machine. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms (1 bed/2 persons, 2 beds/1 person, bunk and 1 bed/1 person).…

Mallika
B&B

Mallika

Saint Rémy de Provence

Independent bed for 2 persons, wc private showers, pool 5x10m, deck chair and large bed in 180.

La Pinede 6
Holiday rental

La Pinede 6

Saint Rémy de Provence

Apartment air-conditioned, located in a residential area, quiet, on a fenced, 500 m from the city centre. Six adjoining apartments on one floor: living/kitchen area, a bedroom with 2 beds/1 pers. sofa bed/2 people. Water room. Parking closed and shaded. Covered terrace, individual garden, common…

Oustalet De Sarrasset
Holiday rental

Oustalet De Sarrasset

Saint Rémy de Provence

4 km from St Remy de Provence in the Alpilles, beautiful detached farmhouse renovated with taste and quality materials on a fully fenced land (automatic gate). From the terrace, beautiful views of the nearby Alpilles. Secure private pool (9x4.5 m) with jacuzzi, in a closed space, opening onto a…

Le Mas de Nicolas
Campsite

Le Mas de Nicolas

Saint Rémy de Provence

Tree and flower lined camping site, a 5 minute walk from the town centre. The ideal place to relax and enjoy offering numerous free services. A welcome gift is offered for the pleasure of all.

Things to do

Nicole Brousse
Craftsman

Nicole Brousse

Saint Rémy de Provence

Nicole Brousse sculpteur propose : Un jardin de sculptures grandeur nature et monumentales. Des stages ou journées d'ateliers suivis : "réveil de sa créativité", modelage et cuissons raku. A 5 mn du centre de Saint Rémy de Provence. Visites toute l'année sur rdv 06 14 55 59 38 Artiste…

Pâtisserie Bergese
Greed, Greediness

Pâtisserie Bergese

Saint Rémy de Provence

Installed in Saint-Rémy for twenty years, Jean-Marie Bergese has a real passion for his work and likes to create varied, all as tasty pastries than the other.For its gingerbread, he selected a delicate Provençal Lavender honey and a subtle blend of sweet spices to give it a unique taste.

Ascension
Craftsman

Ascension

Saint Rémy de Provence

Collectif -Ascension Createurs Artistes Deco Brocante un lieu de rencontre des matières, de partage,de création, idée cadeau unique . Bijoux ,Vêtement ,Sac ,mobilier Carton , Déco Ameublement Tissus , Luminaires , Sculpture métal ou terre ,Photos, Brocante Welcome

C'est Ainsi
Souvenirs

C'est Ainsi

Saint Rémy de Provence

La boutique C'est Ainsi est située au coeur de Saint Rémy de Provence. On y trouve un grand choix de marques très éclectiques, sur deux niveaux, dans un décor qui conjugue harmonieusement vieilles pierres et poutres apparentes. Parce que la mode est pour C'est Ainsi une véritable passion,…

Clin d'Oeil
Fashion

Clin d'Oeil

Saint Rémy de Provence

Sylvie Bianucci et son fils Max vous propose depuis 2011 dans leur boutique CLin d'Oeil un grand choix de prêt à porter hommes / femmes, au service des Saint Rémois. Nos collections soigneusement choisies parmi les plus grandes marques, vous permettront de vous habiller dans des tenues chics…

Centre d'Art Présence Van Gogh
Museum

Centre d'Art Présence Van Gogh

Saint Rémy de Provence

The Estrine Museum and Van Gogh Art Centre is located in a superb 18th century historic monument, the Hôtel Estrine, which in 1988 won the Living Heritage Grand Prix from the France Foundation for the quality of its restoration. The building façade is in the noble, classical style and the…

Cecilio
Souvenirs

Cecilio

Saint Rémy de Provence

Santons Celato and Lascours, large selection of cribs and accessories, olive wood, fabric Provençal, basketry, scourtins.

Au Petit Duc
Greed, Greediness

Au Petit Duc

Saint Rémy de Provence

In the heart of St Remy de Provence, Mr Vanbeeck uses basic products to make pâtisserie, biscuits and sweets based on recipes taken from old books. His craftsman's passion brings some exceptional flavours back to life, from the astonishing savoury sablé with thyme, fennel or rosemary to the…

Jardin d'Alcinoos
Park / garden

Jardin d'Alcinoos

Saint Rémy de Provence

The discovery of the garden of Alcinous is done without predefined route.The visitor lets herself go towards an emotion of scents and colors in a free association to meet my creations expressed in an intuitive and singular mess.On one hectare: great rose garden of the wheel of Dharma: 1600 roses…

Where to eat

La Table de Valentin
Food guide restaurant

La Table de Valentin

Saint Rémy de Provence

Le Mas Valentine is a four-star hotel in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence reminiscent of an ancient family home, with cosy rooms, a pool and tennis court. "La Table de Valentin", decorated in similar style to the hotel, is a welcoming and traditional restaurant, firmly anchored in Provencal tradition. Bon…

La Maison Drouot
Food guide restaurant

La Maison Drouot

Saint Rémy de Provence

This was THE surprise of 2014 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: a small new restaurant which seats 30, managed by a couple who simply love the region, Claire and Julien Drouot. She ensures that everything is ship-shape out front, whilst he reigns over the kitchen and the elaborate, intricate and…

21 Chai d' Oeuvres
Food guide restaurant

21 Chai d' Oeuvres

Saint Rémy de Provence

Le 21 Chai d' Oeuvre est un caveau/bar à vins et champagnes où vous pourrez découvrir, au verre ou à la bouteille, des vins de toute la France et particulièrement de notre région, tout en dégustant des grignotages élaborés à partir de produits locaux, dans une ambiance à la fois chic…

Chez Gus-Coquillages et crustacés
Food guide restaurant

Chez Gus-Coquillages et crustacés

Saint Rémy de Provence

Restaurant serving shellfish and seafood, Mediterranean cuisine based on fish, vegetables and spices. Fish soup, curry, fish tartar and seafood platters. Beautiful south-facing terrace in the centre of Saint Rémy de Provence.

Bistrot des Alpilles
Food guide restaurant

Bistrot des Alpilles

Saint Rémy de Provence

Enjoy a pleasant experience in this authentic Saint Rémy establishment which has been open since 1984. A magical, bistro-style restaurant where locals, tourists and wine-lovers rub shoulders. The chef meticulously prepares fresh produce selected with care from the best organic or certified…

Café de la Place
Food guide restaurant

Café de la Place

Saint Rémy de Provence

This is a favourite hunting ground for the inhabitants of Saint-Rémois, who love donning their sunglasses and “chilling” on the spacious terrace on Place de la République. The menu, freshly chalked up on the blackboard every day, features market cuisine such as (legendary) home-made chips…

Le mas de l' Amarine
Food guide restaurant

Le mas de l' Amarine

Saint Rémy de Provence

The Alpilles area overflows with great spots for those in the know and "Le Mas de l’Amarine" is definitely one of them! Boasting a luxurious atmosphere, art collections, a pool resembling an ancient pond and a garden where you can eat on fine days, this ancient, restored country house is a top…

Bistro Italien
Food guide restaurant

Bistro Italien

Saint Rémy de Provence

Typical of the little secrets of Saint-Rémy, this address is simple, chic and somewhat hidden-away in a spacious and light-filled ancient orangery, at the back of a quiet courtyard. The food is as well-preened as the decor, with priority to Mediterranean produce and especially fish and shellfish.

Chez Xa
Food guide restaurant

Chez Xa

Saint Rémy de Provence

A chic bric-a-brac ambience bathes this bistro with its very feminine decor. Martine in the kitchen and her daughter Mélanie in the dining room offer a short but sweet menu that wanders the Mediterranean, stopping off regularly on the other side of the Italian border. The aubergine parfait,…

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