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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    Musée des Alpilles
    Place Favier

    13538 Saint Rémy de Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 90 92 68 24
  • Fax

    04 90 26 68 42

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Where to stay

La Maison Fleurie
Holiday rental

La Maison Fleurie

Saint Rémy de Provence

In a subdivision, at 1 km from the centre of Saint-Remy, apartment located on the 1st floor safe from the House of the owners, with a view on the Alpilles. Main room with equipped kitchen (microwave, toaster...), sofa bed (sleeps 2/persons). A large room of 16 m² with 1 bed/1 person and 1 bed/2…

Monplaisir
Campsite

Monplaisir

Saint Rémy de Provence

At the heart of the Alpilles Regional Nature Park, premium quiet family camping site with shade, winner of "Flowery cities and villages" competition. Ideally located 1 km from the historical centre of Saint Rémy de Provence. Surrounded by rich cultural heritage.

Cote Cour
Holiday rental

Cote Cour

Saint Rémy de Provence

Ce magasin Côté Cour située place Mireille Moatti à Saint Rémy de Provence, vendeur exclusif de la marque "La Compagnie Marseillaise" vous propose une gamme d'eaux de toilettes aux senteurs de la Provence, ainsi que des eaux de cologne, souvenirs de notre enfance... Mais aussi des diffuseurs…

Mas de la Coix d'Arles
B&B

Mas de la Coix d'Arles

Saint Rémy de Provence

2 guest rooms for 4 people, 800m from the centre of Saint Rémy de Provence. Facing due south on the ground floor with a breathtaking view over the Alpilles in the quiet with pool.

Mas De La Treille
Holiday rental

Mas De La Treille

Saint Rémy de Provence

Apartment bungalow, on a farm in the countryside. Large living room with a sofa convertible/2 persons, kitchen, bedroom with 1 bed/2 people. Water room. Vacuum cleaner. Terrace, garden furniture. Pets allowed after agreement of the owners.

Les Micocouliers
Holiday rental

Les Micocouliers

Saint Rémy de Provence

Gîte adjoining the owners' 16th century farmhouse off the beaten track in the countryside. Farmhouse at the start of a hiking trail in the Petite Crau. Raised gd fl: kitchen/living rm, 1 double bedrm, 1 bedrm with 1 single & 1 130cm bed, shower rm, WC. Crib available. Elec heating. Unfenced…

Tournesol
Holiday rental

Tournesol

Saint Rémy de Provence

Pretty little detached gîte in the countryuside, close to the owner's house. 1 other gîte on the property. Gd fl: kitchen, 1 double bedrm, bathrm, WC. Central heating included. Mini washing machine. TV aerial socket. Covered patio with garden furniture, enclosed courtyard, barbecue, parking.

Le Nathalys
Holiday rental

Le Nathalys

Saint Rémy de Provence

Gite adjoining the owners' house, at 5 mn walking of the center of Saint-Remy de Provence, the shops and its attractions, in a quiet area. At 10 mn walking of the Alpilles and the scenic roads. Ground floor : kitchen. Living-room with sofa-bed for 2 pers. 1 bedroom with a double bed,…

Hôtel du Soleil
Hotel

Hôtel du Soleil

Saint Rémy de Provence

At the foot of the Alpilles, at 200 m from the centre of the village of Saint-Rémy, the Hotel is organized around a closed courtyard which houses swimming pool, garden and terrace. The Sun hotel welcomes you in fully renovated rooms.

Things to do

Atelier du Verre, Mélanie Cornu
Craftsman

Atelier du Verre, Mélanie Cornu

Saint Rémy de Provence

Creation of blown glass objects, glass pearl jewellery, stained glass windows and lead mirrors made to order.

Vinturi Gallery
Craftsman

Vinturi Gallery

Saint Rémy de Provence

Exposition permanente des oeuvres de Michel Calvet, artiste peintre de renommée internationale. Michel Calvet est né en 1956 à Toulouse. Michel Calvet suit les cours de l’école des Beaux-Arts (élève de Denax et de Boyer 1974/75), et mène une heureuse vie de bohême, s’adonnant à ses…

Galerie Persini
Souvenirs

Galerie Persini

Saint Rémy de Provence

Peintre visionnaire du fantastique, Patrick Persini utilise une douce alchimie de transparences et de détails ciselés sur des fond sans limite. La figuration est constante depuis trente ans pour un ultime but: servir une poésie tendre et féroce. Chaque image est l' histoire d' un naufragé…

Au Petit Duc
Delicacies

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…

Santons Bourges
Christmas crib figures

Santons Bourges

Saint Rémy de Provence

Traditional santons made from baked clay (painted, unpainted and waxed). Visits to the studio; open every day. 9 am to 7 pm Another studio on the D27, the small road from Les Baux-de-Provence, is open in the afternoon during school holidays (spring and summer) and weekends from Palm Sunday to…

Domaine de Milan
Wines

Domaine de Milan

Saint Rémy de Provence

Le domaine Milan est issu de la rencontre des alpilles et d'un climat particulier, créant une déclivité propice à une originalité de terroirs et par une climatologie exceptionnelle faite d'une influence méditerranéenne tempérée par une fraicheur relative. Plantation des parcelles en…

Entre Sel et Terre
Souvenirs

Entre Sel et Terre

Saint Rémy de Provence

Cave à sel, épices du monde, Huile d'olives, vinaigres, condiments, Gourmandises... La boutique est située en plein coeur du village à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, sorte de caverne d'Ali Baba, où les yeux et le nez se disputent le rôle principal. C'est avec grand plaisir que la boutique vous…

Macarons de Provence
Delicacies

Macarons de Provence

Saint Rémy de Provence

Atelier de fabrication artisanale de macarons à l'ancienne, naturellement sans gluten à Saint Rémy de Provence. Assistez à la fabrication des macarons depuis la boutique au travers d'une grande baie vitrée qui donne sur l'atelier. Vente à la boutique du mercredi au vendredi de 10h00 à…

Musée Jouenne
Museum

Musée Jouenne

Saint Rémy de Provence

The reputation of the painter Michel Jouenne is well established. He inaugurated his museum in May 2002, in a former Trinity Convent on the Saint-Rémy ring road. He chose this town because he had a house in the area for many years and it is a frequently visited town, passed through on the way to…

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…

Aile ou la Cuisse
Food guide restaurant

Aile ou la Cuisse

Saint Rémy de Provence

In the heart of the village, discover cuisine which combines family recipes and creativity. The lunchtime dishes of the day are prepared with produce from the market. In the evening, the menu creates a gourmet bistro atmosphere. During high season, the inner patio encourages guests to discover…

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.

Château des Alpilles
Food guide restaurant

Château des Alpilles

Saint Rémy de Provence

The Château des Alpilles is an elegant, early 19th century residence set in its own park with ancient trees and some rare species. It became a five-star hotel in June 2011 and is 2 km from Saint Rémy de Provence. Definite luxury and sophistication, but with its original charm and authenticity.…

A la Table de Nicolas
Cuisine de Provence

A la Table de Nicolas

Saint Rémy de Provence

Notre Chef Nicolas ravivera vos papilles par sa cuisine gourmande et créative, producteurs locaux et produits frais et Français sont à honneur. Il revisite les recettes de ses grands-mères avec une pointe d'originalité. Sa carte vit au fil des saisons. Laissez vous tenter!

Bistrot découverte
Food guide restaurant

Bistrot découverte

Saint Rémy de Provence

Great location on the courtyard, with a sun-drenched terrace. The bistro houses a vaulted cellar which can welcome guests and offers 140 wine suggestions for drinking on the premises or taking away. The carefully prepared menu uses only fresh produce and includes hand-sliced beef tartar, Provence…

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…

Auberge de la Reine Jeanne
Food guide restaurant

Auberge de la Reine Jeanne

Saint Rémy de Provence

A rare example of the new generation of French cuisine, she trained with renowned chefs before being "revealed" by the Top Chef television show. Ever since, Fanny Rey has chosen to build her professional career in Saint-Rémy, where she cooks up dishes based on local produce. Creative, yet…

Ateliers de l' Image/Le Provence
Food guide restaurant

Ateliers de l' Image/Le Provence

Saint Rémy de Provence

On l'a connu plus artificielle, cette table de l'hôtel quatre-étoiles du même nom. Elle a retrouvé une vraie stabilité depuis l'arrivée du chef Christophe Chiavola, qui a soudé une équipe dynamique autour de son projet culinaire, à la fois créatif (maki de polenta, mousse de chèvre,…

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