Immerse yourself in the footsteps of this world renowned painter who spent two and half years in Provence. Visit the key places of Vincent Van Gogh’s life that deeply inspired his paintings with the light and color that Provence provided!
- Enjoy a comfortable ride with your private driver throughout the picturesque landscapes of Provence
- Site by site, immerse yourself in Van Gogh's favorite places in the Roman Capital of Arles
- Discover the charming village of Saint Remy de Provence & its asylium where Van Gogh paint his most masterpieces
- Stroll in the medieval perched village of Les Baux de Provence & its castle
After a 15 hours train journey, Van Gogh landed in Arles fleeing the cold weather of Paris. He was determined to put in application all the new techniques learned in Paris to the light and colors of Provence. Start by strolling around the lively 7th century BC city of Arles and reach the 'Café Van Gogh' painted by him under the name of The Night Café. Enjoy the atmosphere around a cup of coffee before heading to the Rhone River embankment that inspired the Starry Night Over the Rhone and the Van Gogh Bridge that inspired his painting Langlois Bridge at Arles, among other places that he eternalized on the canvas!
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Van Gogh also lived in a room in the 'Yellow House' (disappeared nowadays), he also shared this house with French painter Gauguin with whom he established a close friendship and painted side by side despite their differences in art beliefs. They frequented the beautiful sites that you can visit during your tour in Arles like the Arena (Amphitheatre) dating from 1 AD, the ancient theatre and its surrounding ruins as well as the 'Alyscamps', an antique Roman necropolis. Not long after, the delirium took over Van Gogh's reason, he cut off his ear and was interned for mental disease in Arles' hospital that he painted under the name Garden of the Hospital in Arles (1888). To deepen the knowledge on Van Gogh's art you can visit the Van Gogh Foundation.
After many crisis he went to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and decided to stay in the asylium of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a beautiful medieval priory, where he spent a year being treated. There, Van Gogh painted Irises, self-portraits, one of his most famous paintings and many views of the Alpilles mountain range. This is a very peaceful place where you can learn a lot about Van Gogh and get a sample of his life from the inside. Despite his mental health, this period was his most productive & successful time. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take pictures of two remarkable and very well preserved Roman monuments of Provence dating from the 1st century BC: the Mausoleum and a Roman arch in the entrance of the ruins of the ancient city of Glanum. Finally, end your Van Gogh tour with a pleasant walk in the medieval town of Les Baux de Provence.
Check out the other tour around Van Gogh in Auvers sur Oise: Van Gogh in Auvers sur Oise Private Tour
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-Meet at your place of stay in Provence.