Auvers sur OIse

Auvers sur Oise is just 20 miles away from the French capital.Mainly known as Vincent Van Gogh’s last residence.  Indeed, the artist spent approximately seventy days in the village. Aged 37, it was the place where he died, after a gun shot in the middle of a field.

So, we will stroll through the sreets to admire the most famous church in the outskirts of Paris, thanks to his painting.Then, 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. This is a good introduction to the artist’s life at Auvers.  You will take a glance at the tiny room he rented upstairs.

In addition to this walking tour, it is also possible to visit the little absinth museum. A drink historically linked to the 19th century artists. Enjoy a tasting inside the little house.

If you want to travel by public transportation, a whole daye is necessary to really enjoy the tour. With a private vehicle you need up to 4 or 5 hours. No admission fee is included. Paid on the spot.

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auvers sur oise van gogh graveyard


The admission fee for the Auberge Ravoux is 6 € per adult, including the movie. The absinth museum costs 4 € for a simple visit and 8€ with a tasting.

Auvers sur Oise the church


The tour takes about two hours to stroll in the village, including the visit of the Auberge Ravoux. Add one hour more for the absinth museum, with a tasting.

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.