"GLANUM Ancient Ruins" Saint-Rémy Local Custom Tip by edwis
Saint-Rémy Local Customs: 2 reviews and 6 photos
. Near St. Remy we found the ancient settlement of ?Glanum?, a ancient Roman ruins site. They said it is one of the four most famous monuments in all of France (we guessed that they?ve never been to Paris). Still intact are a very large and impressive ?Triumphal Arch? and the ?Julius Mausoleum? tower. Across the roadway is the old mental sanitarium hospital where Van Gogh spent some time trying to get his head screwed on straight. We did a self guided tour finding his tiny room that has been preserved. This is also where he painted the famous sunflowers and fields of lavender. In St Remy one evening, we came across some kind of veteran?s ceremony, where the classic old-time mayor with a red-white ?blue French banner across his chest read some proclamation and a drummer and horn player provided the music to a crowd of about 20.