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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saint Remy

After wandering through the tiny town of Les Baux, we took a short drive to the most picture perfect provincial town of Saint Remy. Based on its allure, it's no wonder that Van Gogh was inspired in Saint Remy to paint Starry Night. Of all the towns we visited in Provence, Saint Remy may have made it to the top of my favorites list. It has an effortless way of combining its unique charm and old world perfection with the conveniences of the modern world. Walking in these streets took me back in time, and while there were some provincial craft stores, there was also a plethora of modern clothing shops hidden behind the facade of the 14th century architecture. It's easy to get lost wandering the cobblestone streets of Les Baux, marveling at the stunning architecture and the magazine worthy window boxes and doors, lusting over a provincial flat of your own. After a successful afternoon of meandering through the town, shopping, and just appreciating the art of doing nothing, we worked up an appetite and headed to the town's famous restaurant, La Maison Jaune. This hidden restaurant lures you in by the tantalizing scent of its authentic French cuisine. We were seated at the best table of the restaurant, on the second floor outside, overlooking the town square and local houses. The three course meal consisting of perfectly prepared cod, delectable strawberry custard dessert, and of course lots of wine, proved to be one of my favorites of the trip. I wish I could go back right now!

Entrance to the historic town of Saint Remy

Town square

City Hall

Amazing windows all throughout Saint Remy

I want this chair!

Cute cafe in the square

Wandering the residential streets


La Maison Jaune

Dinner table views

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