From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- Saint-Rémy-de-Provence was the birthplace of Nostradamus, a 16th century author of prophecies.
- Marie Gasquet, a Provençale novelist and queen of the Felibrige, was born in Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
- The painter Vincent van Gogh was treated here in the psychiatric center at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889–1890).
- Princess Caroline of Monaco and her children lived in Saint-Rémy for several years following the death of her second husband, Stefano Casiraghi.
- In 1952 soaring over the mountains here Charles Atger set the world duration record in a sailplane. He stayed aloft for 56 hours and 15 minutes. Because of concerns over pilot exhaustion, this record category has been discontinued.
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