Van Gogh in Provence from Arles
We offer you a tour in the surroundings of Arles and in St Rémy de Provence on the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh.
Start the tour with a photo stop at Pont Langlois located in Arles suburb. This drawbridge on a canal reminded him of his homeland in the Netherlands.
Continue to Montmajour abbey (entrance fee not included) to make a stop to take picture of this magnificent place which was a source of inspiration for the artist. There he produced many drawings from 1888 to 1889 as he was fascinated by the site.
Possibility to take pictures of sunflower fields in bloom in July.
Continue to Saint Paul de Mausole in Saint Rémy de Provence (entrance fee included). This was the mental hospital where he spent the last part of his life in a Romanesque monastery with a charming 12th century cloister. You can visit there the reconstitution of the room of the artist and see around the reproductions of his paintings made in the Alpilles and olive groves when he was allowed to get out.
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entrance fee to the Abbaye of Montmajour
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour exploring prominent sites in the life of Van Gogh. Our guide had studied art history at university and was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of his life and recent films as well. We covered all anticipated sites, but our visit to the asylum was wonderful - what a beautiful, serene place this was! Highly recommend this tour.
It was interesting to view the locations that were the inspiration for many of the Van Gogh paintings while he stayed in the St. Remy area. The hospital room where Van Gogh stayed and the hydrotherapy room and information regarding how ‘deviants’ of the time we’re treated were very interesting. The road where many of the paintings were located was busy and it was often a challenge to hear the guide. Our guide, while personable, was new to the area and relatively informed about Van Gogh.