As I wandered the cobblestoned, tree-lined boulevards of Saint-Rémy-de Provence, I couldn’t help noticing the legacy of Nostradamus that lives on. What I didn’t know, was what a courageous legacy it was, a story of a man who continued on his path, even though many found him insane.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The village famous for it’s beauty, plane trees planted by Napoleon over a century ago, and the asylum where Van Gogh came to recuperate after cutting his own ear off in Arles. There’s a walk dedicated to him, that connects downtown Saint-Rémy to the Saint Paul’s Asylum, called Avenue Vincent Van Gogh, lined with plaques of his paintings and excerpts from letters he wrote to family and friends.