Walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise

A walk to Auvers-sur-Oise in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh to discover the places where he lived his last days.

You can get to Auvers-sur-Oise by car or train. It's easy to go to Auvers from Paris with the railway (50 minutes). There is a direct line during the right season. Of course you must see the church of Auvers-sur-Oise, the grave of the Van Gogh brothers and the room where he lived his last days. The walk can be done very freely, numerous reproductions of paintings are scattered throughout the city, which makes the walk very interesting.

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Duration: 3 h.

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Inconnu07/22/2019 10:54:04 rating very disappointing

Office du tourisme, chateau et musées fermés, balisage très mal fait regrettons d avoir fait le déplacement dommage un réel potentiel exist

The House of Van Gogh

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The House of Van Gogh
You can visit the Ravoux Inn, also called Van Gogh House and see the house where he lived. The room is very small and is only 7 square meters. The rate is 6 euros. We can also eat in the hostel.

Paintings in the city

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Paintings in the city
Reproductions of paintings are displayed throughout the city. Van Gogh lived only 70 days at Auvers-sur-Oise but he painted more than 70 paintings and drawings.

The castle of Auvers

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The castle of Auvers
The castle is now a museum dedicated to Impressionism. There are no paintings shown, only multimedia animations.

Park of the castle of Auvers

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Park of the castle of Auvers
The park is not very big but it is splendid. We can walk around for free in this part of the park and then reach the centre of Auvers-sur-Oise.

Absinthe Museum

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Absinthe Museum
A small museum on absinthe. Absinthe was a very popular drink at the time of Van Gogh. This drink was found to be responsible for many cases of madness. The absinthe was banned in France until 2010.

Portrait of Evelyne Ravoux

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Portrait of Evelyne Ravoux
Evelyne Ravoux was the daughter of the owners of the inn where Vincent Van Gogh lived.

An alley in Auvers-sur-Oise

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An alley in Auvers-sur-Oise

Essential photo

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Essential photo
'The photo of the Church of Auvers-sur-Oise, mandatory pilgrimage for lovers of Vincent Van Gogh. The painting is now in the Musée d''Orsay.'

The graves of the Van Gogh

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The graves of the Van Gogh
The two brothers are buried side by side. Vincent was shot in the chest in a field next to Auvers-sur-Oise, he then returned to the Inn where he died two days later. He was 37 years old.

Wheat fields

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Wheat fields
'The physiognomy of the scene hasn''t really changed since the time of Van Gogh. At the exit of the village you still find the wheat fields immortalized by the artist.'

'Doctor Gachet''s House'

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'Doctor Gachet''s House'
The house of Doctor Gachet, the doctor who healed Van Gogh, is not in the town center. Admission is free, it is now an exhibition centre. You can see the table in an painting of Van Gogh!
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