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Escape the Heat Walk Along the Shady Canals Near St Remy de Provence

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle:

The area around St-Rémy-de-Provence is wonderful for hiking. The Alpilles Mountains are crisscrossed with well-marked trails that offer fabulous views.

But let’s face it, who wants to schlep through the mountains on a hot summer day? Isn’t there a better way to stretch your legs and still see beautiful countryside?

Yes—a canal walk.

St-Rémy is surrounded by agriculture—vineyards, olive groves, and fields growing fruits and vegetables of all kinds. A vast network of canals, built around the main Canal des Alpines, supports it all.

…Continue reading here for details and images of Keith’s insider tip for hiking near St Remy. This walk is pretty and offers a bit of shade on a hot day.

Glanum St Remy Glanum Roman history Provence

 

Other Things to do in St Remy:

After your walk, there is great dining in St Remy at L’Aile ou la Cuisse – make a reservation and save room for dessert.

Although, parking can be challenging Keith offers this nugget – St Remy Local Secrets Where to Find Parking.

Don’t want to hike try soaring. Taking Flight in Provence Gliding over St Remy.

Visit Saint Paul-de-Mausole to appreciate Vincent Van Gogh’s St Remy de Provence

Step back to Greek and Roman times with a visit to historic Glanum for glorious views near St Remy de Provence.

Don’t miss the Wednesday Marché St Remy de Provence a post by @CuriousProvence

Pick up picnic supplies from the market for a picnic. Keith shares the secrets of St.-Rémy: the best place for a picnic.

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Keith Van Sickle

Keith Van Sickle

Keith is a technology industry veteran and lifelong traveler who got his first taste of overseas life while studying in England during college. But it was the expat assignment to Switzerland that made him really fall in love with Europe.

After returning to California, he and his wife Val dreamed of living abroad again but were unable to find another expat gig. So they decided to invent their own. Now they split their time between Silicon Valley and St-Rémy-de-Provence, delving ever deeper into what makes France so endlessly fascinating.

Keith is the author of One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence, available from Amazon.

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

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