Vincent in Auvers
In May 1890, Vincent Van Gogh moved to Auvers Sur Oise and spent his time painting the landscapes of the village. Two months later, he took his life and was buried in the town's cemetery. Visiting Auvers Sur Oise is not only a way of remembering the famous painter, but also an occasion to discover the cultural heritage of this small village.
Auvers is a gorgeous city, filled with landscapes to admire. It is also the perfect place to discover the other painters that were inspired by its beauty: Cezanne, Millet, Corot, and Daubigny.
The best way to make the most out of your visit is to follow the painters' route, which displays the paintings next to the location they were created, in order to compare both.
What to do in Auvers?
Located 30km from Paris, Auvers is easily reached by train, in one hour. Once you arrive at the train station, head to the tourism office to get a map of the village and its surroundings. You’ll be ready to start this cultural walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh!
The church of Auvers Sur Oise
This church became one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. Its reproduction is displayed right in front of it, so we can compare the artist’s work to reality.
The Castle of Auvers
A little outside the village, Auvers Castle is home to impressionism history and offers the visitors exhibits about the artistic movement. A perfect place to immerse into life in the days of your favorite painters.
Dr. Gachet’s house
This house wasn’t only a place Van Gogh stayed, it has welcomed many revolutionary artists. Discovering this peaceful bourgeoise house and its garden is a great occasion to understand the importance of Gachet and his art collection. During his stay at Dr. Gachet’s, van Gogh created 70 paintings in two months. Gachet spent time with many other painters such as Pissaro, Cezanne, Manet, or Renoir.
The painters path
This historic and cultural path walks you through the art of pre impressionists, and post-impressionist painters. Choose between these two paths.
An hour and a half through the village, with stops to make you discover places painted by the artist. The walk ends in the cemetery, on the graves of the two Van Gogh brothers.
A longer walk (two hours and a half) takes you a little outside of the village, to discover more artists such as Pissaro, Daubigny, or even Henri Rousseau.
You can mix these two paths, and make it an afternoon walk you'll love.