|With your train ticket, you will travel in family directly to Auvers-sur-Oise, approximately 30 kilometers north-east of Paris, to meet your friendly guide. Together you will explore L’Auberge Ravoux, the place at the center of this welcoming village where Van Gogh rented a room from 20 May to 29 July 1890.
Vincent Van Gogh is a Dutch painter who was born on 30 March 1853 in Zundert, a town in the south of the Netherlands. He died on 29 July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. He is considered among the impressionists, although his paintings also influenced the fauvist and expressionist movements.
At the request of Van Gogh’s brother Theo, Doctor Gachet agreed to take care of the painter. Doctor Gachet was a great art lover himself. Van Gogh lived in his room in the village for 70 days, during which he painted 70 works of art. These include the famous Wheatfield with Crows, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, and The Church at Auvers.
During his 37 years of life, Van Gogh lived in no less than 38 residences.
The Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise was his last home. Room number 5, which measures only 7 square meters, is an intimate and unique place. It is the only former residence of Van Gogh that has been preserved in its original state. As a place of memory, it has been classified as a historical monument since 1985.
In the next room, the audiovisual presentation “In the Footsteps of Van Gogh” evokes the artist’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise through his paintings, excerpts from his correspondence, and old photos. You are invited to explore Auvers-sur-Oise through the eyes and talent of Van Gogh.
The House of Van Gogh is the starting point for a walking tour of the village in the footsteps of the artist. Reproductions of his paintings can be found throughout the village for an unforgettable visit. You will see the beautiful alleys of Auvers-sur-Oise, the wheat fields, Doctor Gachet’s house, as well as the village church and cemetery with Van Gogh’s tomb and that of his brother Theo.