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Address: Pl. Dr. Felix Rey, Arles, France

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Peaceful square in middle of old hospital building where Van Gogh once was. Well planted with flowers and sheltered, a lovely escape

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Pirbright
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Peaceful square in middle of old hospital building where Van Gogh once was. Well planted with flowers and sheltered, a lovely escape

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The scene of one of Van Gogh's paintings, the gardens are still more or less as he painted them, but I think he preferred to omit the souvenir shops ringing one side of the garden.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Espace van GOGH,has a nice garden ,which is a copy of a paint made by VICENT VAN GOGH.It is an explosion of colours.The town pays the respect for VINCENT VAN GOGH,great artist ,heavy drinker of absynt,which consumated in large amounts gives halucination,due to VICENT cut himself an ear.

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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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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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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texas
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24 helpful votes 24 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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千葉県
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

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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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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