In the footsteps of Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise
Whether the Ravoux Inn is your first port of call or just one stop on your Van Gogh trail, leave yourself enough time for a stroll along the banks of the Oise and the great fields on the Vexin plateau above the village. And there are many other places to visit in the village itself:
- The village cemetery and the tomb of Vincent and his brother Theo
- The Romanesque church made famous by Van Gogh’s painting
- Daubigny’s studio with its magnificently restored décor, created by Daubigny and his children, Corot, Daumier and family friends
- Doctor Gachet’s house in its verdant setting, inspiration to many artists
- The Absinth Museum, a superb homage to absinth, the ‘green fairy’
- The Château of Auvers
It is recommended that you park your car and visit the village if possible on foot. This is the best way to discover all the little nooks and crannies of the village and absorb the atmosphere of the place. In so doing, you will become a little bit of an ‘Auversois’ yourself, and the Auversois will be grateful to you for it.
There is enough in Auvers for a full day’s visit, or better still for a weekend.
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Getting to Auvers
By train from Paris
Journey time: approximately 1 hour
Take a train from Saint-Lazare or Gare du Nord, direction Pontoise. Change at Pontoise for Persan-Beaumont, get off at Auvers (250 meters from Ravoux Inn)
Train times: www.transilien.com
By car from Paris/Neuilly
Route: 30 kms (approximately 40 minutes) via Gennevilliers to A15 direction Cergy-Pontoise. Take A115 direction Beauvais-Amiens. Exit motorway for “Méry-sur-Oise Centre”. Follow indications for ‘Maison de Van Gogh’.
From Airport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle
Journey 35 kms, approximately 35 minutes
Take ‘Francilienne’ Motorway A104, direction Cergy-Pontoise.
Exit at Méry-sur-Oise Centre.
Follow indications for ‘Maison de Van Gogh’