Helena KOSKENRANTA
BONCOEUR
Official tourist guide

” It all starts in Paris ” Nancy Spain

Auvers sur Oise

The city of Auvers sur Oise invites us for a walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh 

The church of Auvers sur Oise painted by Van Gogh
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In the castle of Auvers visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the late 19th century atmosphere with its cabarets, its artists’ ateliers. This mythical Paris is repainted in the movie of Woody Allen “Midnight in Paris”. It was a time for French artistic effervescence, likewise the 16th century in Firenze.

Tomb of  Van Gogh brothers in th cemetery of d'Auvers sur Oise

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 We discover the house of Doctor Gachet who took care of Vincent van Gogh’s mental health. We’ll walk till the cemetery of this small town to greet Vincent and his brother Théo. Théo who died few months after his brother probably out of grief.

We will have the possibility to admire the small streets and enjoy the absinthe which almost drove crazy some of the artists!

Vincent Van Gogh's room in the hostel Ravoux Auvers sur Oise

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We will end up having lunch at the Auberge du Père Ravoux, the same hostel that housed Vincent van Gogh until his last day and we will, of course, visit his room before our return trip to Paris .


©2022 Réalisation : Helena Koskenranta Boncoeur, programmation : Damien Mesnager