Category Archives: Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Last Days in St. Remy

Today we moved from our little house in old St. Remy to a new apartment in Collioure. This involved a rainy, windy drive across the bottom of France, hugging the Mediterranean shore from Provence to near the Spanish border. Not … Continue reading

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A Day At The Camargue

Yesterday we revisited the Camargue. This time we began at the salt works, a vast area of lagoons that are flooded and then allowed to dry up to collect the salt. For the first time we witnessed the harvesting of … Continue reading

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Les Alpilles

With sunny weather and no mistral in the air it was time to head for the hills. A favorite spot for sketching and painting is in the mountains near Les Baux, an ancient and huge castle on a clifftop. The … Continue reading

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Discovering a New Artist

This afternoon we did some sketching in town. Jean went one way and I went another. I found a quiet nook by one of the old fountains and sketched. After an hour of sketching I decided to visit our friend, … Continue reading

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The Running of the Bulls

The Fete continues unabated in St. Remy de Provence! Last night we attended the grand ball or dance on the Place de Republique. This is a large square that has been largely converted to a carnival site. A stage sits … Continue reading

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Parade of the Ancient Crafts

Last night the fete began with a bang…literally. This morning at 9:00 AM an artillery barrage confirmed that the festivities have begun. We spent a large part of the day in our continuing effort to ship a suitcase back home … Continue reading

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A Catch Up Post!

It has been five days since my last post and much has happened. Judi was still with us most of the week. We enjoyed the market day on Wednesday with my new favorite jazz band, Gig Street. They play a … Continue reading

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Artists of St. Remy

Today we met two wonderful artists  in St. Remy. Pascal Bouterin is a wonderful young artist represented at Atelier Bouterin near our house. His work attracted our attention with strong abstract images, texture, and subtle colors…all evocative of J.M.W. Turner. … Continue reading

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Another Visit To The Camargue

We returned to The Camargue yesterday to introduce Judi to the birds of the Rhone River delta. This time we remembered mosquito repellent! It was a glorious sunny day with a little breeze to keep the worst of the insects … Continue reading

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Jazz in Saint Remy

Thursday night we attended a wonderful jazz concert that was a tribute to Django Reinhardt. Django Revisited Big Band played two sets of music arranged for a big band. Twenty musicians filled the stage and hall with music! Lois Coeurdeuil … Continue reading

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