That's the trouble with money, tends to spoil things. I have a house not far from Beziers(50km up the mountains at St Pons), and although the town has not got the money St Remy has, more appears to be spent on the streets, The back streets are in far better condition than St Remy.
First visited St Remy about 20 years ago. Remember the market, and my parents used to love it, especially when the English shop as there(but I as surprised to find out that was on edge of town , not in the centre.
I visited St Remy back in February, unfortunately it as winter holiday time so shops such as the pottery shop were not open. I had previously been there during sales time and the pots were a good price.
Still love the road over by Les Baux. My father used to have to pull over to let cars go past as his aging 2CV would even be overtaken by cyclists. Still have family just to the south, but I agree something is not quite the same as before.
Seem to remember my brother used to move to the campsite during August so he could rent out his house.
I ill have to do some asking around, as I have no art training or qualifications, so need luck to get noticed. It was my first visit to that area that initiated my interest in creating something, which has evolved over past 10 years.
Lancashire,and now a place in France, partly restored