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A man takes advantage of one of many such squares in the Provençal town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to escape from the heat of the sun.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France. It is situated about 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range. The population at the 2008 census was 10662.

It is noted for being the birthplace of Nostradamus, a 16th century author of prophecies. It was also the temporary home of the painter Vincent van Gogh, who was treated here over a period of a year in the psychiatric centre at the Monastery of Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889–1890). Amongst the many canvases painted by Van Gogh whilst he was staying at Saint-Rémy is perhaps one of his most famous - Starry Night.

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