Still a little strange to think… but the town where Vincent van Gogh spend his last months, is just a 15 min. drive from my house. I visited the château before, but Saturday was my first visit to Van Gogh’s Auvers sur Oise. Me and my mother started at the church… with a lot of tourist groups. You had to use the quiet moments between two groups to enjoy the atmosphere and take some photo’s.
…and the side from which van Gogh made his painting.
The graveyard not far from the church. Two small stones for Vincent and his brother Theo, among all the crosses showing the last resting places of french families.
…here rest Vincent and Theo van Gogh
We could walk into the little attic room in this building where van Gogh stayed and died after committing suicide.
The house of Dr. Gachet, Vincent’s friend and physician. They currently display modern artist’s work here. In the garden was an exhibition of flowers made from recycled steel.
In the château of Auvers they take you on a trip through the times of the impressionists. Starting in Paris and moving with them into the countryside.
and then the nice drive back to Cergy-Pontoise. Currently filled with the yellow patches of the canola fields…
We were going to see Van Gogh’s original painting of the church in Auvers in the D’Orsay museum in Paris yesterday, but the 1000 people in the queue and the rain, made us leave that for another day…