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Coat of arms of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (France)
region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Arles
Canton Salon-de-Provence-1
Community association Vallée des Baux-Alpilles
Coordinates 43 ° 47 '  N , 4 ° 50'  E Coordinates: 43 ° 47 '  N , 4 ° 50'  E
height 7-392 m
surface 89.09 km 2
Residents 9,893 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 111 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 13210
INSEE code

Town hall square in Saint-Rémy

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a French town with 9893 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the Bouches-du-Rhône in the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur . It belongs to the Arrondissement of Arles and is the capital of the canton of the same name .


The southern French city is located on the Alpilles mountain range , about ten kilometers north of Les Baux-de-Provence between Avignon ( 20 km north), Cavaillon ( 19 km east), Arles ( 25 km south-west) and Tarascon ( 13 km west). The municipality is part of the Alpilles Regional Nature Park .


By the Treaty of Péronne , signed on July 8, 1641 , which forbade any French interference in the government or justice of Monaco , Saint Remy was given to the Grimaldi family to thank the Prince of Monaco for driving the Spaniards out of the region. To compensate for areas confiscated in Spain, the Grimaldi received four fiefs in France, including Saint Remy and Les Baux.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2016
Residents 7582 8044 7923 8402 9340 9806 10,203 9612
Sources: Cassini and INSEE

coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms : In gold, four red posts under a blue shield head , in which three golden lilies set in bars .

Parish partnership

Since 1997, a community partnership with the Italian community Bientina in Tuscany .



  • Nostradamus (1503–1566), pharmacist and doctor, was born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
  • Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Dutch painter, was treated in the psychiatric clinic of the local monastery of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in 1889/90 . A number of paintings were created during this period, including the famous Starry Night . Other paintings such as The Madhouse Garden in Saint-Rémy show the sanatorium in which Vincent van Gogh lived.
  • Marie Mauron (1896–1986), French author and author of numerous novels and writings on the cultural heritage of Provence , lived and worked in her Mas d'Angirany in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
  • Alice Miller (1923-2010), Swiss author and childhood researcher, spent the last years of her life in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
  • Marco Richterich (1929–1997), Swiss painter, lived and worked from 1952 in Saint-Rémy.
  • Pierre Bergé (1930–2017), French entrepreneur and patron, lived and died in Saint-Rémy.
  • Caroline von Hannover (* 1957), Princess of Monaco, lives with her children in Saint-Rémy.
Triumphal arch of the destroyed Roman city of Glanum with the Julier mausoleum next to it
Nostradamus Fountain
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, painted in Saint-Rémy in 1889

Web links

Commons : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ La France et Monaco. Notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, accessed November 25, 2012 (French).