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Hotels in St Remy de Provence

I am having a hard time finding sources for hotel recommendations in this region and hoping that there are some here who can fill that gap. Both RS and LP have only 3-4 suggestions each and, short of looking up everything on Google Maps or using Expedia, I can't find much on the net. I have never had this issue before and don't understand, as I can see that there are lots of options according to Google maps.

We have about a week in Provence and are thinking that St Remy is the best base from which to day trip with a car to Nimes, Orange, Arles, the Luberon, Aix, L'isle sur le sorgue, the gorges du Verdun and possibly even Marseilles, although we may move camp for the Marseilles portion of the trip.

Our Canadian dollar doesn't go as far as yours does in the US, so I always try and keep accommodations to around $200/night (CAD/USD, not euros).

We aren't fancy, just need somewhere clean, comfortable and walking distance to restaurants and shops. Thinking AC might be a must in late May/early June in this region.

Thanks in advance!

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We enjoyed Hotel du Soleil in September 2019 and would return. It has parking on site, a pleasant courtyard with a pool, nice size rooms, and is an easy walk to town and restaurants. Price likely varies by date, check the website. It was a fine base to explore Provence. Don't overlook nearby Les Baux and Carrieres des Lumieres.

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We enjoyed a stay in Hôtel Villa Glanum just south of town. You can walk into town if you wish, but the hotel has a decent restaurant and nice outside dining area. It's right across the road (D5) from the hospital where Van Gogh spent some of his last days and lies just north of the archaeological ruins of Glanum, which incorporate Celtic, Greek, and Roman ruins.

I don't know if that's among the recommendations that "RS and LP" have, but we liked it.

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We LOVED staying at Hotel du Soleil in St Rémy, it was fantastic. We were there in Sept 2019 too. Lovely property and rooms, very nice pool and lounge chairs, great breakfast with tables inside or outside on their lovely patio, free pkng. The hotel is in town (but not the center so it’s very quiet) so an easy walk to all tthe great shops, cafés, restaurants and wonderful twice a week marché. I found it on Booking.com which is an easy way to find what you’re looking for. You put in filters, and only people that actually stayed there can write a review.

We loved St Rémy-de-Provence the best of all the cities, towns and villages we visited (many) and wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else.

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We were in St. Remy in June 2019 on a self-guided bike tour and were booked by the tour company into Hotel de l'Image which is on the main ring road in St. Remy. Huge disappointment on every possible level, other than the location. The property is aging, and not gracefully, staff are indifferent, the rooms are tiny (or at least ours was) and the grounds hadn't been attended to in a long time, which was sad as the garden was extensive and appeared at one time to have been quite lovely. We are heading back to France for another bike tour, this time self-supported - booking all our own hotels, creating our routes etc. We will cycle to St. Remy as a day-trip from Villeneuve-les-Avignons on June 6th to see the Transhumance. If you can, it would be worthwhile to see if you can be in St. Remy to experience it. It's when the sheep from the southern plains are led back up to the cooler mountains to graze on the fresh grass there. There are 2000 sheep that pass through the small town of Saint Remy and it really is a sight to see! As a fellow Canadian, yes, I can appreciate the challenges of trying to find accommodation in the $200/night CAD range. I'm happy to share our hotel list with you - we will be in Provence for 45 nights and have managed to keep within that target. Send me a DM and I'll forward the list if you are interested.

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We have stayed twice (pre-pandemic) at Le Mas des Carassins and loved it both times (stayed in main house). Beautiful grounds filled with art, fabulous food. Walkable into the town as well as to the Roman ruins & the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh spent his final days. Highly recommend (& we’ve steered several friends there who also loved it).

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Have you thought about VRBO? We just booked a 2 bedroom house for about $200/night in St Rémy.

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Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences and ideas with me.

Schteffi: Hotel du Soleil looks very nice, but they have no availability for our dates. Must be good if it’s booked up this far in advance.
Sammy: same for Hotel Villa Glanum. Maybe I am looking too early??

Susan: Did you also visit Aix? Having some second thoughts about possibly staying there. My husband likes lots of things to see and do an I have learned that St Remy is a bit sleepy.

KAS in YVR: I would love to see your itinerary and will DM you. We love cycling but not sure our knees are up for the hills that I understand are what comprise the bike route in this region. Hotel de L’Image is $260 CAD/night, so aside from the $$, your review alone means we will avoid it.

Elizabeth: I came across Le Mas des Carassins and it looks ideal. Thank you for your endorsement of it.

Lydie: No, I hadn’t considered VRBO. I tend to only think of them when looking locally. Not sure why. We have had very good experiences with them in the past. Thanks!

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bxrlover, In that case, St Rémy might be too low-key for your husband. St Rémy, to me, is for relaxing and strolling but has enough great shops and places to eat to make me happy, it has beautiful architecture, and tons of quintessential French charm. It makes a great base if you have a rental car to explore the other villages, towns and cities. But your husband may enjoy Aix more with all there is to do there.