Auvers sur Oise
Auvers sur Oise, just 20 miles away from the French capital, is remembered as Vincent Van Gogh’s last residence, who spent approximately seventy days in the village. This was the place where he died at the age of 37. We will stroll through the sreets to admire the most famous church in the outskirts of Paris, thanks to his painting. Later, we continue towards the cemetery, at the edge of the village, where he lies. In the Auberge Ravoux, where a museum has been created, you will be able to watch a short movie about the artist and to take a glance at the room he rented. It is also possible to visit the little absinth museum (a drink historically linked to the 19th century artists) and to add a tasting. Minimum of eight hours by train. With a private vehicle you need about 4 or 5 hours. No admission fee is included. Paid on the spot.
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My favorite trips around Paris
Join me on one of my favourite guided trips around Paris. Enjoy a visit of la Malmaison, the splendid house where Napoleon and Josephine resided during the Consulate. Monet’s garden at Giverny is a very relaxing and peacefull area, at lunch time especially. Vaux-le-Vicomte is according to me the best palace to discover outside Paris, contemporary to Versailles, but less busy.