Chateau Hotel in the Alpilles
Château de Roussan, 4 Star Hotel Restaurant in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Chateau Hotel in the Alpilles in the heart of Provence
For lovers of beautiful stones, in its natural setting that is the English park of 6 hectares, the Hotel 4 star in Provence welcomes you for a stay where the sweetness of life will be your requirement.
Ideally located in the heart of Provence in the Alpilles Park, access to the Hotel Château de Roussan is very easy.
From the exit of St-Rémy-de-Provence, in the direction of Tarascon, follow the emblematic D99, the "Route des Platanes" for 500m. You will meet on your left (from east to west), our no less mythical "Allée de Platanes" which will lead you straight towards the imposing building, the starting point of your trip in Provence!
Located at the doors of exceptional tourist sites, 2 minutes from the city center of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 10 minutes from the remarkable village of Les Baux de Provence and Les Carrières de Lumières, 20 minutes from Avignon, 20 minutes from Arles, city of art and history, and less than 1 hour from the wild Camargue and its beaches, or the beautiful perched villages of the Luberon, the hotel Château de Roussan is an ideal place to stay to criss-cross the roads of Provence.
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is above all an authentic small town in Provence, with its boulevards shaded by plane trees, where it is good to stroll and live to the rhythm of the Provencal art of living on the terraces of cafés and restaurants. Beautiful stores, numerous art galleries, crafts and gourmet products line the old center, composed of pedestrian alleys and squares decorated with fountains.
Nestled at the foot of the magical landscapes of the Alpilles Massif, classified as a "Regional Natural Park", Saint Rémy opens the doors to many hiking trails and walks.
The beauty of its landscapes and the quality of its light have inspired many artists, writers and painters. Vincent Van Gogh, fascinated by the light and the ardent beauty of the landscapes, has painted more than 150 canvases in the countryside surrounding Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. A walk on the places painted by the artist will allow you to discover the mountain of St Rémy, the fields of wheat and poppies, the olive trees and cypresses.
City of art and history, Saint-Rémy-de-Provenceis built on one of the oldest archaeological sites in Europe. The remains of the ancient city of Glanum, founded in the 3rd century BC and reworked by the Romans under Julius Caesar, bear impressive witness to the civilizations that succeeded one another.
Country of the writers Alphonse Daudet and Frédéric Mistral, of the painter Vincent Van Gogh, inspired by its light, sunflowers and famous cypresses, the Alpilles Park is a territory rich in biodiversity and historical heritage.
The landscape of the Alpilles seduces visitors who love beautiful walks, with its olive groves, vineyards, orchards, cypress hedges, scrublands and pine forests. The rural heritage is also very present, as evidenced by the farmhouses, wash houses, chapels and oratories.
As for wildlife lovers, they will be particularly enchanted in the Alpilles: nearly 250 species of birds live here, including Bonelli's eagle, kestrel, Egyptian vulture and eagle-owl.
The park is ideal for outdoor activities, and is also ideal for sports enthusiasts who enjoy climbing, biking, hiking, walking and horseback riding. On foot, on horseback or by bike, don't hesitate to discover the many marked trails that line this superb Provencal territory!
With nearly 350,000 olive trees and a dozen olive mills, the Alpilles Park is attractive to gourmets, who will also appreciate other renowned local products such as goat cheese and honey.
Built on a rocky spur in the heart of the Alpilles, at an altitude of 245m, and only 10min from the Château de Roussan by a very pretty little road, don't miss the visit of the Citadelle des Baux de Provence, which overlooks exceptional landscapes and offers breathtaking panoramas of the Alpilles massif, the Crau plain swept by the Mistral and the Camargue. It is classified and labeled "one of the most beautiful villages in France".
In Les Baux de Provence, the Carrières de Lumière are today the theater of a magical show that is renewed every year. On the high walls of this stone cathedral are projected the masterpieces of the greatest artists. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Marc Chagall, Bosch, Bruegel, Arcimboldo, recently Van Gogh, then Dali...
To visit :
- Glanum (Gallo-Roman city) and Les Antiques (Arc de Triomphe and Mausoleum of the Antiques of the Roman period).
- Archaeological Museum of Glanum (Hôtel de Sade)
- Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery (psychiatric health care home where Vincent Van Gogh stayed).
- Saint Martin's Collegiate Church, 14th and 18th century.
- Musée des Alpilles (Arts and popular traditions, private mansion of the Renaissance period).
- Musée Estrine Centre d'Art Présence Van Gogh (Hôtel Estrine XVIII°).
- Mario Prassinos Foundation (ND de Pitié Chapel).
- Nostradamus Fountain (born in Saint Rémy de Provence)
For a stay rich in sightseeing and discoveries, also browse :
- The Alpilles, the village of Les Baux de Provence and the Carrières des Lumières
- Eygalieres and the Chapel of Saint Sixtus
- Arles and the Carmargue
- The perched villages of the Luberon
- Nîmes and the Pont du Gards Alpilles, le village des Baux de Provence et les Carrières de Lumière