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Encyclopedia > Saint Rémy de Provence

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune of southern France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, in the former province of Provence. Population: 9,429. The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhone River. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... The kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Provence is a former province and is now a region of southeastern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to Frances border with Italy. ...

The triumphal arch of Glanum
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The arch of the ancient Roman town of Glanum in France as photographed in May 1988 by Arjan de Weerd This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The arch of the ancient Roman town of Glanum in France as photographed in May 1988 by Arjan de Weerd This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...

Geography

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20 km (12 miles) south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range. This article is about the city in France, for the Municipality in Quebec, see Avignon Regional County Municipality, Quebec. ... Alpilles landscape near Le Destet. ...


Sights

The ruins of the Roman city of Glanum can still be seen, including a "Triumphal Arch". Roman or Romans has several meanings, primarily related to the Roman citizens, but also applicable to typography, math, and a commune. ... Part of the Peutinger Table showing the location of Glanum Glanum was a Roman city in Provence, southern France, on the flanks of the Alpilles range of mountains in todays Bouches-du-Rhone départment. ... Arc de Triomphe, Paris A triumphal arch is a structure in the shape of a monumental gate, usually built to celebrate a victory in war. ...


Miscellaneous

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence was the birthplace of Nostradamus a 16th century author of prophecies. Nostradamus, (December 14, 1503 – July 1, 1566) born Michel de Nostredame, is one of the worlds most famous authors of prophecies. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... This article refers to the topic of prophecy as the purported telling of future events or supernatural revelations. ...

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The Starry Night, painted by van Gogh while in Saint-Rémy

The painter Vincent van Gogh was treated here in the psychiatric center at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889-1890). Categories: Art stubs | Paintings | Vincent van Gogh ... For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Self-portrait (1886) Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history. ...


External links

  • Tourist office website (http://www.saintremy-de-provence.com/)
  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence at provenceweb.fr (http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/bouches/stremy/stremy.htm)
  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence at beyond.fr (http://www.beyond.fr/villages/stremy.html)
  • saint-remy-de-provence.com  (http://www.saint-remy-de-provence.com/) (in French)
  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence at villes.enprovence.com (http://www.villes.enprovence.com/ville.cfm?region=paca&id_ville=290) (in French)

 
 

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