Saint-Ramy-de-Provence - is a French city (or, more correctly, a commune) in Arles arrondisment of Bouches-du-Rhone department, Provence-Aples-Cote d'Azur region. Its area is about 90 square kilometers and its population amounts to over 10 thousand people. It is situated 20 km from Avignon and about 30 km from the city of Arles. Among famous people born and lived in Saint-Ramy are famous prophet Michel de Nostradamus, novelist Maria Gasquet, princess Caroline of Monaco and Vincent van Gogh.
In May of 1889 he committed himself to the psychiatric centre Saint-Paul-de-Mausole located in Saint-Ramy. He painted there such works as "Vestibule of the Asylum" (1889), "Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background" (1889), "Country road in Provence by Night" (1890) and "The Starry Night" (1889). In May 1890 he left the hospital.