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Following in Van Gogh's Footsteps in Provence

By Viator, January 2018

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Born in the Netherlands, Vincent van Gogh famously moved to the Provençal town of Arles in 1888—attracted by the beautiful landscapes and unique light—and his timethere marked one of his most creative periods. Here are a few ways to follow in van Gogh’s footsteps through Provence.
 
Arles
The top destination on art lovers’ itineraries is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Arles, where van Gogh lived alongside fellow painter Paul Gauguin after leaving Paris. It was here that he produced memorable works like The Yellow House and The Night Cafe. The famous yellow house where the artist resided was destroyed during World War II, but fans can still visit many of the real-life locations immortalized in his works on a variety of art-centered tours.
 
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
From May 1889 until May 1890, van Gogh was a self-admitted patient at the Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole—an asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. It was during his time in psychiatric care here that van Gogh produced artworks including The Starry Night and Self-Portrait—both now widely considered masterpieces. Aside from attracting art aficionados on van Gogh tours of the region, the historic town hosts a thriving market popular with locals and visitors.

Les Baux-de-Provence
Located in France’s Alpilles mountains, the medieval clifftop village of Les Baux-de-Provence is home to winding cobbled streets, historic ramparts, and original 16th-century houses. What the village lacks in direct links to van Gogh himself, it more than makes up for in spectacular scenery. Gazing out over the cliffs to the rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyards beyond, it’s easy to see how van Gogh was so inspired by the countryside of southern France.

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Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Avignon, null
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Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence on this private day trip from Avignon. See where the famous artist once ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.28
Van Gogh Tour from Avignon Including Carrières de Lumières, Avignon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Van Gogh Tour from Avignon Including Carrières de Lumières

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Take a half-day tour from Avignon to discover the link between Vincent van Gogh and Provence and the sites that inspired him. Follow the trail to Arles, where ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.92
Provence Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence: On the Trail of Van Gogh, Aix-en-Provence, Day Trips
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Provence Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence: On the Trail of Van Gogh

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Follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, see Roman monuments and visit one of Provence’s best open-air markets on this action-packed day trip from ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $118.65
Van Gogh in Provence Small-Group Day Trip, Avignon, Day Trips
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Van Gogh in Provence Small-Group Day Trip

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Follow in the footsteps of a Post-Impressionist master on this 4- to 5-hour Van Gogh in Provence small-group day trip. Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps through ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $83.06
Half-Day Van Gogh Tour of Provence from Avignon, Avignon, Day Trips
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Half-Day Van Gogh Tour of Provence from Avignon

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Enjoy a small-group tour from Avignon to follow the steps of Van Gogh with an experienced guide. During this half day tour we will guide you through the ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.06
Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour, Avignon, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

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The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church's influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: Flexible

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On the Steps Of VAN GOGH Private Day Excursion to Arles Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de ... 
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On the Steps Of VAN GOGH Private Day Excursion to Arles Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de Provence

In this full day tour, you will see the highlights of Arles the UNESCO World Heritage site due to its Roman monuments, including the Roman arena, a Roman ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $711.93

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