Auvers-sur-Oise
and the Oise valley

These were the lands of inspiration for painters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissaro, Claude Monet, Charles Daubigny. All of them have left the mark of their genius here. First of all, in Auvers-sur-Oise, where the village has kept this precious heritage, you will experience the birth and development of this great artistic movement. Numerous places contribute to the visit of the impressionistic city.

The Château of Auvers-sur-Oise

The Château and its ‘Trip back to the time of the Impressionist era’, plunge you right into the second half of the XIX century. Indeed, the great changes linked to the industrial revolution and the railway development, enabling travelling, have thus greatly contributed to the growth of Auvers-sur-Oise, as well as the arrival and stays of the artists.
Your adventure will start here, with the multimedia exhibition using the latest technologies!

The Château of Auvers-sur-Oise

The Garden of the Château

The Ravoux Inn

The Ravoux Inn, which was Vincent Van Gogh’s last house, is an authentic place full of memories and emotions. The painter’s soul still inhabits the house and quivers under the attic of room 5 which he occupied for the last 70 days of his life. Yet, this short stay was very prolific as he painted 70 canvases among which were the church of Auvers, Doctor Gachet, and the Ravens’ fields: the quintessence of the artist’s work.
You will also be able to discover the considerable correspondence between the Van Gogh brothers, broadcasted through a moving programme recalling their indestructible relationship, and truly enlightening Vincent’s public and private character.

The  Ravoux Inn 

Doctor Gachet's house

Doctor Gachet’s house, bought in 1872 by the doctor who was to become Vincent Van Gogh’s true friend, now belongs to the Val d’Oise departmental council.
Doctor Gachet was a friend of the painters such as Pissaro, Cézanne, Guillaumin. Paul Gachet hosted Vincent here during his stay in Auvers-sur-Oise. At his brother Theo’s request, Vincent arrived in Auvers-sur-Oise after his anguished stay in Saint-Rémy de Provence and Doctor Gachet had the mission to look after the painter.
Today the place houses temporary and permanent exhibitions dedicated to engraving, one of the many activities that Doctor Gachet was devoted to.

Doctor Gachet's house

The museum of Absinth

The museum of the absinth is an exceptional place where the myth of this spirit is said to be connected with XIX century artistic life. From the garden to the museum rooms, the thrilling story of the ‘green fairy’ is told by Marie-Claude Delahaye, a renowed expert.

The museum of Absinth

The garden of the museum of absinth

And other places areas testimonies of the past…

Other precious testimonies of this prestigious past are Daubigny’s workshop house in Daubigny’s museum, the typical streets, the church forever immortalized by Vincent, and, lastly, the cemetery in which he rests alongside his brother Theo.

The Daubigny's workshop

Daubigny's museum

Following Vincent Van Gogh's footsteps

Auvers-sur-Oise Tourist Office

The Château of Auvers-sur-Oise
The Château of Auvers-sur-Oise
Doctor Gachet's house
Doctor Gachet's house
Van Gogh
Van Gogh