Weekend in the Alpilles
For a wonderful weekend in the heart of the Alpilles, make the choice of Saint-Rémy de Provence. This typical Provencal and very peaceful village welcomes you in one of its hotels to discover the beauty of the Alpilles mountain range. During your week-end, you will have the opportunity to visit the unmissable places of the Alpilles.
This massive mountain at 498 meters above sea level offers an astonishing diversity of colors and remarkable landscapes composed of limestone white rocks, bush scrub, arid scrubland, many small rivers called gaudres or zones of plantations like the vines, orchards or the huge olive groves. The fauna is not in remainder, indeed various species of protected animals populate the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles, for the biggest pleasure of the amateurs of nature in search of a weekend rich in emotions.
Located between Nîmes and Arles to the west, Avignon to the north, Cavaillon and Aix-en-Provence to the east and Marseille to the south, the Alpilles massif is full of extraordinary panoramas that dominate the Mediterranean and unfolds before our eyes the Cevennes to the Rhône, from Mont Ventoux to the Camargue. This enchanting and unique setting, an exceptional natural site illuminated by 300 days of Provençal sunshine a year, is the guarantee of a memorable weekend.
These wonderful landscapes have inspired sublime literary works whose Alpilles are alternately decor and character. The most famous authors are Alphonse Daudet with the Letters of my mill, the Austrian Joseph Roth and of course Frédéric Mistral, native of Maillane, commune bordering Saint-Rémy de Provence. Painters have drawn and still draw the essence of their creation in the Alpilles. Among the most illustrious we find Vincent Van Gogh, who stayed at the monastery of Saint Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy de Provence, Yves Brayer who gave his name to a museum in Baux-de-Provence, or René Seyssaud who lived in Saint-Chamas and was inspired by landscapes ranging from the pond of Berre to Mont Ventoux while passing by the Alpilles.
Ideally located in the center of the Alpilles, Saint-Rémy de Provence is the dream village for a weekend in the Alpilles. And the Hotel Gounod occupies a privileged location in the heart of the village. Just a stone's throw from the Baux-de-Provence and Maussane-les-Alpilles, our cozy rooms with elegant and refined style have many amenities to ensure quality services. Our benevolent staff, the breakfast served on demand on the shaded terraces by the pool or the spa and sauna area will make you spend a charming weekend at the foot of the Alpilles.