Vue sur l'église devant laquelle est exposé le tableau impressionniste de Vincent Van Gogh la représentant, Auvers-sur-Oise 2005

Auvers and the Oise Valley: an invigorating hotbed of art

Retrace the steps of great artists from Van Gogh to Pissarro in Auvers and the Oise Valley.
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  4. Auvers and the Oise Valley: an invigorating hotbed of art

Van Gogh moved to Auvers in 1890 and spent the last 70 days of his life there in a whirlwind of creativity.

Auvers was an artistic hotspot, having already attracted Daubigny, Corot and Cézanne, while the nearby towns of Pontoise and L’Isle-Adam were much admired by Pissarro and landscape painter Jules Dupré, respectively. Discover a region that inspired generations of artists.

Auvers-sur-Oise, an open-air museum

Auvers-sur-Oise is like an open-air museum. The Auberge Ravoux (closed in 2020), also known as the Maison Van Gogh, will take you on an emotional journey into the life of the painter, who is buried in the village cemetery alongside his brother Theo.

Auberge Ravoux%252C où se trouve la chambre où logeait Vincent Van Gogh%252C Auvers-sur-Oise

The Musée Daubigny and the house and studio offer an insight into the work of one of Impressionism’s forerunners, while the Impressionist Vision multimedia experience at the Château d’Auvers will give you a better understanding of the history of this artistic movement through sound and video.

Claude Monet sunrise printing 1872 oil on canvas
Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise

Retrace the steps of Van Gogh and the Impressionists

The Oise Valley: an inspiration for Jules Dupré or Pissarro

Just outside Auvers-sur-Oise, the town of Pontoise honours Pissarro, another great Impressionist painter inspired by the Oise Valley.

Don’t miss a visit to the museum devoted to him.

Not far away, L’Isle-Adam provided inspiration for a number of landscape painters.

It is home to the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Louis Senlecq, with its fine collection of paintings from the Seine-side school, the most famous representative of which is Jules Dupré.

Musée Camille Pissarro de Pontoise

Explore the Impressionnist scene in Paris Region

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Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise
In the heart of the charming village of Auvers-sur-Oise, this elegant building offers a real journey back in time, retracing the history of Impressionism.
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Auberge Ravoux - Chambre Van Gogh - Auvers-sur-Oise
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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Auvers-sur-Oise, église, 2006
In the footsteps of Van Gogh in Auvers
North of Paris, the identity of Auvers-sur-Oise remains intimately linked to Vincent Van Gogh. This bucolic walk out under the open skies iintroduces you to the places the Dutch artist painted.
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Maison du Docteur Gachet
House of Dr Gachet
In Auvers-sur-Oise, visit the home and studio of Doctor Gachet, the renowned art lover and physician to Van Gogh, to immerse yourself in an artistic atmosphere from the 19th century.
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Karl DAUBIGNY, Péniches sur l'Oise
Musée Daubigny
In the charming town of Auvers-sur-Oise, the Daubigny Museum pays tribute to the landscape painter, Charles-François Daubigny. Come follow in the footsteps of this pioneering figure of impressionism.
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Daubigny's Home-Studio
At only one hour from Paris, the artist Charles-François Daubigny’s home and studio offer an exceptional immersion into the life and history of Auvers-sur-Oise’s first artists’ colony.
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Musée Camille Pissarro
Musée Pissarro
The town of Pontoise, just west of Paris, was immortalised forever by Camille Pissarro – and now pays homage to the celebrated Impressionist artist with a dedicated museum.
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