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Espace Van Gogh

Address: Pl. Dr. Felix Rey, Arles, France
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Ranked #10 of 30 Attractions in Arles
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I went to Arles because I love Van Gogh. The Espace Van Gogh is a beautiful spot to visit - the garden is being kept as Van Gogh painted it when he stayed here (the building is a former hospital). The buildings of the courtyard now hold exhibitions, a café and gift shops. I found the courtyard very peaceful and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you traveled to Arles for Van Gogh, don't expect to find the paintings, do expect to find the inspiration and locations where he painted over 200 pieces.

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Melbourne, Australia
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102 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is an old hospital where famed artist Van Gogh went for treatment not long before his death. If you are familiar with his work there are three paintings that were painted here from his window. They have successfully kept the garden with the same aspect as when Van Gogh painted it and you can easily find the spot in... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a beautiful area to see what inspired Van Gogh. If you are a fan of Van Gogh then this would be a definite must see. We were there when there still some flowers visible, but the cooler weather and the rain took a bit of toll on the garden.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The place was interesting. I went to there for sight seeing. However, I saw a lot of local people entering and leaving. They were still utilizing the facility. I went there in December. Unfortunately, I could not see flowers.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The place shows a recreation of some of Van Gogh's work. Nothing original should be expected, Acts as a gallery of works by contemporary artists.

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It was magical to visit where van Gogh was hospitalized after his ear injury. Although we only saw the inner courtyard, we could imagine what it must have been for van Gogh to be a patient here.

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Armonk, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was in a letter to his sister that Vincent described the garden, now re-created here. Nice to see, would be better if there were benches.

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Naples, Florida
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited Espace Van Gogh as part of Uniworld river cruise excursion, along with other excursions from other river cruise ships. The story of Van Gogh in Arles is every present, and is what Arles is all about....although one should not forget the great influence of the Romans. Primarily the walk about of Arles is to point out the locations... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The garden is lovely, despite the many Van Gogh souvenir shops surrounding it. It was much smaller than I expected from looking at photos.

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