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Day with Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers-Sur-Oise
Follow the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh!
Auvers-Sur-Oise, located in the Val-d’Oise department (95) in the Île-de-France region, near Paris, is a peaceful and pleasant green town with a remarkable regional heritage.
The guided tour of this town marked by the presence of celebrities brings together picturesque, exceptional and fascinating cultural places.
Indeed, the charm of this city has awakened the inspiration of many artists and impressionists. Imagine artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Charles François Daubigny, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Camille Corot strolling through the streets of Auvers-sur-Oise!
Van Gogh (1853-1890), painter and draftsman, put down his suitcases in Auvers-Sur-Oise in May 1890 where he rented a modest room at the Ravoux inn called Maison de Van Gogh. He tragically died on July 29, 1890, only 70 days after his arrival. During this short period, this enthusiast would paint 80 paintings, some of which would become true masterpieces.
Now listed as a historical monument, this place of authentic memory remains imbued with the soul of this immense artist. The typical and symbolic streets of Auvers-Sur-Oise also invite you to follow in the footsteps of this mysterious character.
Your guide will tell you about the tormented life of Vincent Van Gogh, allowing you to discover the places where he liked to go to realize his paintings as well as the cemetery in which he rests alongside his brother Theo.
This visit promises a real flashback filled with emotions and an extraordinary artistic experience! You also benefit from the best way to understand the pictorial universe of illustrious impressionists.
Many other sites in Auvers-Sur-Oise attract visitors: the house of Doctor Gachet where a plethora of artists has set up their easels, the Atelier de Daubigny, the Romanesque church founded in the 11th century, not to mention the castle.
The Castle of Auvers-Sur-Oise: An art-packed place!
Owned by the department of Val-d’Oise, the castle built in the 17th century contains a museum dedicated to impressionist painting. The journey through this establishment takes you for a stunning visual, sensory and cultural journey!
This Renaissance-style building, built on the heights of the village in the heart of Vexin, for an Italian banker, has been completely restored to welcome the public. Through the successive rooms, you can admire the representations of the painters who drew their inspiration from the beauty of the light pouring in the Oise valley and understand the evolution of painting from the end of the 19th century till the beginning of the 20th century.
Thanks to the installations, immense screens, scenographies and arrangements mixing sound and light, the 8 rooms of the castle reveal to you with “Impressionist Vision” an unforgettable real and virtual spectacle.
Even if the focus is on Vincent Van Gogh, emblematic figure of Auvers-sur-Oise, the work of painters like Charles François Daubigny, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Karl Daubigny, Ludovic Piette, Louis Hayet and many others will still captivate any visitor.
You will contemplate the Ile-de-France landscapes which inspired these great creators. The site also houses paintings by Gustave Caillebotte, Pissaro and Claude Monnet amongst others, belonging to the Departmental Council of Val-d’Oise.
The estate has a magnificent nine-hectare park, enhanced by a French garden, small turrets, fountains, collections of Iris and boxwood beds forming an embroidery. Admire the flora, trees, plants and dive into the labyrinth of arbours and its green rooms! This activity is sure to delight children and adults alike!
As lovers of history, heritage and culture, sharing this journey with friends, family or in a group will inevitably create lasting memories.
Depending on your city, departure by coach to Auvers Sur Oise, this small town was made famous thanks to the impressionist painters who were attracted to the region. More specifically Vincent Van Gogh stayed at the Auberge Ravoux where he rented the modest room number 5 of 7 square meters. He painted many works there and died there 70 days after his installation. He and his brother Theo are buried in the small cemetery next to the famous church made famous by the Master.
The renaissance-style castle of Auvers Sur Oise has been recently restored. Throughout the course, you will be guided by the voice of the actor Jacques Gamblin who will accompany you throughout the 8 areas of the visit, presenting the painters who were inspired by the beauty of the glowing Oise valley, namely, Charles François Daubigny, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet Gustave Caillebotte, Karl Daubigny, Ludovic Piette, Louis Hayet and Norbert Goeneutte.
After the visit, you will freely enjoy the park, the terraces, the beautiful viewpoint over the Vexin, the French-style gardens, and finally, you will appreciate these 9 hectares which make up the domain of the castle.
You will meet at the castle restaurant, “le Nymphaeum” for a 3-course lunch, aperitif, wine, carafe of water and coffee.
The group will continue their day with a guided walk in the footsteps of Impressionist painters including Vincent Van GOGH. Among the most famous paintings, you will discover the old street or the path of the painters, the famous church, the wheat fields, the Oise, the gardens of Daubigny, the town hall and the castle of Léry.
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