Following in Van Gogh's Footsteps in Provence

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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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Van Gogh Tour from Avignon Including Carrières de Lumières

Be inspired by Van Gogh’s Provence on this 5-hour small-group tour from Avignon and learn how the region’s extraordinary light affected his work. See the real-life locations depicted in Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’ and ‘Café Terrace’ as you explore historic Arles, then visit Saint Rémy de Provence where the troubled artist was hospitalized for over a year. Finally, see works by Van Gogh and other iconic artists at the unique Carrières de Lumières, a multimedia art installation housed in an old quarry.
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Van Gogh in Provence Small-Group Day Trip

Discover the wonderful world of Van Gogh on a half-day tour of Provence from Avignon. Journey to Saint Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence to watch the audiovisual show of Les Carrières de Lumières" (show 2018 : Picasso). End in beautiful riverside Arles – the UNESCO-listed town that inspired Van Gogh to create some of his most famous works.
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Provence Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence: On the Trail of Van Gogh

Visit the haunts of Vincent van Gogh and arresting Roman ruins on this full-day tour of Provence from Aix-en-Provence. Drive through the Alpilles mountains to St Rémy de Provence, known for its vibrant open-air market located within ancient Roman walls. Swing by St Paul de Mausole, a monastery that once treated van Gogh as a psychiatric patient (following the infamous ear incident). Then, in the UNESCO-listed town of Arles, gain insight into van Gogh’s life here, while seeing Roman ruins like the Arles Amphitheatre. Round-trip transport by comfortable minibus included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

Live the story of Van Gogh on a private half-day tour of historic Provençal landmarks from Avignon. Journey to beautiful seaside Arles, where the tortured artist was inspired to create famous works such 'Le Café de Nuit’ and 'La Maison Jaune’. With an expert guide, see where Van Gogh lived — including the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum — and learn about his sometimes tragic life. Conclude with visits to the ancient Roman sites of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the UNESCO-listed Arles Amphitheatre.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-Day Van Gogh Tour of Provence from Avignon

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh and discover Provence through the eyes of the legendary artist. Explore the Provencal villages of Arles, Saint Remy de Provence, and Les Baux de Provence; visit important sites associated with Van Gogh; and see the landscapes that inspired some of his most memorable paintings.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

Discover Avignon, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that once served as the seat of papal power. Embark on an independent tour of the city and its surrounds with this unique package, which includes fast-track entry and an audio tour of the Popes' Palace, Europe's largest Gothic palace. Enjoy the same for Pont d'Avignon, a stunning bridge that's been immortalized in the French children's song, 'Sur le Pont d'Avignon.' In addition, your ticket offers a choice of 4 half-day minivan tours within Provence. Themes include 'Culture and Wine' and 'Van Gogh.'
  • Duration: 12 hours
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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 theater, the Alyscamps, a huge Roman necropolis, Roman baths and the church of St. Trophime, before strolling in the footsteps of Van Gogh and the places which have inspired him art. Arles is a must-see. Then head up to les Baux de Provence and discover this medieval village on 245 meter high rocky spur to discover a breathtaking view. Finally, go to Saint Remy de Provence to visit the monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (own expense) where Van Gogh used to live for one year. Visit the historical center and get a free walk in the old town.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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