The cloister of Saint Paul de Mousole, a masterpiece of Romanesque Provencal art, is located at the foot of the Alpilles, next to the Roman ruins of GLANUM in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
A beautiful square bell tower decorated with Lombard arches and a cloister decorated with elegant Romanesque sculptures. Such was the setting where Vincent Van Gogh, after his crisis in Arles, was interned, from May 3, 1889 to May 16, 1890. Period of fertile creation since the artist, fascinated by the light and the beauty of the landscapes of Saint-Rémois, realized that year more than 150 paintings and drawings.
A small museum traces this year of internment and the history of the institution.
In this early spring, I suggest you visit the fortress of Mornas, in the department of Vaucluse. Since the eleventh century, many men have clashed to conquer it. For you today it will be enough to climb the hill; as soon as you enter the door of the barbican, knights, soldiers, and pretty ladies will invite you
to enter the story. At the bend of a jealously guarded wall you will see Le Mont-Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and the Rhone Valley. You will meet many authentic characters (in period costumes) and you will discover with wonder that the fortress of Mornas is always full of life! With your complicity, they will make you discover what life could be like at that time. A playful, educational visit that dispels prejudices and offers you some surprises …
Come discover the Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence, this unique and unusual place, dug over the years to extract limestone.
An immersion in Van Gogh’s finest masterpieces!
As of 1 March 2019, the Carrières de Lumières will exhibit the work of the genius painter Vincent Van Gogh. Spanning the 7,000 m² of the Carrières, a visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the tormented artist.
The clouds, suns, and portraits, represented in the artist’s unique style, come to life on walls that are more than fifteen metres high, evoking the artist’s boundless, chaotic, and poetic interior world.