We move past Saint Remy de Provence without stopping by since we can’t find a decent parking lot. We finally park in the outskirts of the village, just a few hundred meters away, close to the remains of the ancient Roman mausoleum and to the mental clinic where Van Gogh was hospitalized. We decide to stay for the night and to visit both places in the morning.
Our longer than expected trip in the Vaucluse area comes to an end. We spent our last days visiting an unexpectedly original museum and then stopping for a while in a town that hasn’t much to offer for an average tourist, not even a parking area for campers, but for those looking for adrenaline it could be a paradise. Finally we discover a stopover with free electric hook-up!
You might wonder what those names have in common but there is an answer: Lacoste is a village in Provence, nothing to do with the clothing brand, and the residence for a few years of marquis de Sade; his chateau became later the property of Pierre Cardin, along with half of the village buildings… Read more