ART AND MAGIC: ARLES AND SAINT-RÉMY
Designed for families, Culture & local gems, My Explorations, From 1 to 3 hours walking, 53
Van Gogh and Nostradamus are the key words of this tour. Visit the city of Arles, a great inspiration for some of the famous painter's pictures, and discover Saint-Rémy, a town whose name is linked to the controversial and enigmatic figure of the famous seer. Follow your guide to find out more. Oh, and we'll provide a pack lunch.
- Arles: old town, *Les Arènes' Roman amphitheater (external visit), cathedral of Saint-Trophime
- Saint-Rémy: home of Nostradamus (external visit), Church of Saint Martin and Renaissance buildings.
- In the city of Arles, Van Gogh found the inspiration for some of his masterpieces. It deserves to be visited for this reason alone. Do you recognize the café “Le Soir”? It was the subject of his painting “Café Terrace at Night”. Here's a clue: it still stands at 11, Place du Forum.
- Follow our guide into the old town, where you'll immediately see the Roman amphitheater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Cathedral of Saint-Trophime, a masterpiece of Romanesque Provençal art.
- You'll have free time available, both to enjoy your pack lunch and to taste a few French culinary specialties, including the local spiced sausage.
- In Saint-Rémy, you can admire the church of Saint Martin and the elegant buildings in the town center. This is the birthplace of Nostradamus. A writer, astrologer, and pharmacist, he was known internationally for his enigmatic and apocalyptic prophecies. No spoiler: your guide will tell you all about them.
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