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Going to the Movies in St Remy de Provence

Let’s say you are staying in St-Remy-de-Provence and expecting beautiful weather, only to discover that it’s raining buckets. Or maybe it’s one of those days that is just so hot you can’t move. What to do? Here’s an idea—go to the movies!

Movies in St Rémy

Yes, there’s a nice movie theatre in St-Rémy, the Cinéma Ciné-Palace, near the town’s main parking lot. The theatre is dry and cozy for those rainy days and cool and refreshing for when it’s scorching outside. The seats are comfortable and it’s small enough that you can get a good view from any of them.

Cine place interior 2

If you want to know what’s showing, you can either drop by the cinema or check its website. If you don’t speak French, fear not: a lot of the films come from English-speaking countries and are shown in their native tongue. Just look for the letters VO (version original) on the movie schedule.

Bouches du Rhône Movie Theatres

If you’d like to go to a movie in another town, nearby Cavaillon has two theatres, the Cinéma La Cigale and the Cinéma Femina, and even the little village of Noves has one, the Cinéma l’Eden. And, if you want to go further afield, there are several options in Avignon.

Movies St Remy Provence Cine Palace Facebook Page

Besides showing movies, the theatres hold presentations put on by local groups like the St-Rémy historical society. You can get a list of upcoming events at the tourist office or just look for posters around town announcing them. The talks are very interesting but be aware that they are given in French. Recent presentations covered subjects such as the Legend of Mary Magdalene in Provence and the Chateaux of the Alpilles in the Middle Ages. The price of admission is a few euros and you pay at the door.

Movies St Remy Provence Cine Palace Facebook

Of course, it’s best to have perfect weather so you can enjoy the beauty of Provence. But sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate and it’s good to have alternatives!

Practical Information for the Movies

St Remy de Provence:

Cinéma Ciné-Palace website, 4 Avenue Fauconnet


Cinéma La Cigale website, 7 Avenue du Maréchal Joffre

Cinéma Femina website, 58 Cours Gambetta

Noves: Cinéma l’Eden website, 2 Rue du 19 Mars 1962

Eygalières: La Strada (website) movies play in the Salle des Fêtes at Avenue Léon Blum. This “theatre” is worth going to at least once for a village experience. The Salles des Fêtes is a village gymnasium that gets used for everything from wedding parties to gym classes to movies. You need to choose a stacking chair and stick around to rearrange the chairs at the end. It’s great entertainment for 7 Euros.


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Keith Van Sickle

Keith and Val Van Sickle made their first trip to Provence decades ago, and it was love at first sight. After that, they came back every year until 2008, when they began a part-time life there, splitting their time between Provence and California.

Over the years, they’ve travelled all over Provence, seeing sights both well-known and obscure. Their French friends have introduced them to favourite restaurants and wineries and picnic spots and taught them funny local expressions (not all for polite company).

Keith now shares this local knowledge in his new book, An Insider’s Guide to Provence. Packed with the Van Sickles’ favourite things to see and do, it’s a must-have for anyone travelling to this glorious corner of France.

Keith previously published two books about the couple's experiences in Provence. One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence, and Are We French Yet?, both are available from Amazon.

You can see all of Keith’s blog posts at Life in Provence.

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