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Auberge Ravoux alias Van Gogh's house

Inextricably linked with destiny of Van Gogh, the Auberge Ravoux provides an emotionally charged glimpse into the setting in which the painter spent his last days.
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Description

Auberge Ravoux, also known as the House of Van Gogh, may feel like a film set with its quaint, white-shuttered façade and original sign, but here, everything is authentic. The only place Van Gogh lived that remains preserved in its original state, this convivial inn in Auvers-sur-Oise, 30 km from Paris, has remained largely unchanged since 1876 – allowing visitors to immerse themselves in an authentic, late 19th-century atmosphere.

It was here that Van Gogh stayed when he arrived in Auvers in 1890, on his return from the south of France where he had been interned in a mental asylum. Time appears to stand still in attic room number 5; the little space resounding with the spirit of its famous guest. The painter produced more than 80 works here over the last 70 days of his life. More than a simple excursion, for many this visit takes on the quality of a pilgrimage.

In the next room, a film retraces the artist’s stay in Auvers through his canvases, extracts from his letters, and photographs from the era.

Homage to French gastronomy

On the ground floor, in a dining room decorated with large frescos, lively conversation can still be heard around the big old wooden tables. Pull up a seat and sample some of the great classics of French cuisine, including seven-hour leg of lamb, coq au vin and œufs en meurette. Prepared with fresh, seasonal produce, the Auberge’s simple, authentic dishes allow you to relive, over the course of a meal, the welcoming atmosphere of a 19th-century French country inn.

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Access and contact

Place de la Mairie
BP 40001
95430 Auvers-sur-Oise

Days and opening hours

From 01/03 to 28/10/2018 between 10 AM and 6 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Prices

  • 4 €
  • Adult: 4 to 6 €. Free entry for children < 12 years.

Services

  • Restaurant
  • Guided tours

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Single mean time tour

30 mins
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