We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Espace Van Gogh

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Pl. Dr. Felix Rey, Arles, France
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
$679*
and up
Private Tour: Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles and...
More Info
$43*
and up
Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 355 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 147
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Espace Van Gogh

This is one of the stops on the Van Gogh walk in Arles. They try to maintain it the way it is seen on the Van Gogh canvas a copy of which is displayed in front of the courtyard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ron S
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
486 reviews
353 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the stops on the Van Gogh walk in Arles. They try to maintain it the way it is seen on the Van Gogh canvas a copy of which is displayed in front of the courtyard. It appears that he viewed it from the balcony, not from the ground, though I may be mistaken. You can stop... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ron S
London
Level Contributor
422 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can actually stand where Vincent stood and see the painting come to life. The square somehow is somehow smaller and a little run down but all the ingredients are there The pillars, the flower beds, the sunshine - for a van Gogh fan this is bliss Go savour the atmosphere, ignore the other tourists and imagine yourself back into... More 

Helpful?
Thank Uday T
California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

The hospital where Van Gogh famously painted his room and of the hospital itself. The outside of the hospital looks the same but it is now a university and the room that Van Gogh stayed in was destroyed in 1945 so you can't see it. The whole place takes 2 min to see since there isn't anything to actually visit... More 

Helpful?
Thank travelerxhan
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
979 reviews
609 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Like Café Van Gogh at Arles’ Place du Forum and St. Paul de Mausolee in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Espace Van Gogh is a pilgrimage destination for us avid fans of Van Gogh’s works. After touring the premises, my wife and I waited our turn to stand in the best place in the courtyard to have an album-worthy picture taken.

Helpful?
Thank Citallwic
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
606 reviews
410 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We visited accompanied by an English speaking guide. She told us that Van Gogh spent time here in hospital in the winter of 1888/89. Whilst here he painted the central garden, which did not seem to have altered much since he was a patient. The gardens are well kept. There is a small gift shop selling postcards and prints of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kevin F
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I have been an admirer of Van Gogh for a long time. I was thrilled to be able to stand in the garden he did a painting of and to be on the grounds of the hospital looking just as it did when he did a painting of it.

Helpful?
Thank C E
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The last time i visited it was summer and it was packed. This time (October) i pretty much had the place to myself. Not as colourful as during the summer but the lack of crowds made it special.

Helpful?
Thank JAMYDublin_Ireland
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We were kind of disappointed with the place because it doesn't really tell you much about the artists life in Arles but just shows you the place and presents a plaque with a poster of the painting.

Helpful?
Thank Ronen99
Whitehorse, Canada
Level Contributor
137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It is interesting to see places that Van Gogh painted and what they look like today. The flowers are quite nice here, although the fountain wasn't working. The shops have souvenirs and reproductions of Van Gogh's work. I suppose it's a use for a former Asylum and possibly helps toward the upkeep of the flowers.

Helpful?
Thank Gertie68
US
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

There is a bit of information to help you picture Van Gogh's painting, but mostly enjoy this courtyard as a green space and retreat in lovely Arles. There is a cafe here that we enjoyed, and there are plenty of shops and cafes in the surrounding pedestrian streets.

Helpful?
Thank katina_l

Travelers who viewed Espace Van Gogh also viewed

 
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
 

Been to Espace Van Gogh? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Espace Van Gogh staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?