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Van Gogh Walk

Address: Via Chamoine, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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Type: Cultural
Owner description: A 1km walk connecting the center of Saint Remy de Provence and Saint Paul de Mausole where Vincent...
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Type: Cultural
Owner description: A 1km walk connecting the center of Saint Remy de Provence and Saint Paul de Mausole where Vincent van Gogh lived the last years of his life, decorated with panels depicting paintings by the artist all along the way. Panels are not at the place where Van Gogh painted them.

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Presto, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The walk may not in fact place you exactly where Van Gogh sat and painted but gives you a perspective of time and place and shares the paintings as they evolved. The walk itself is pleasant and insightful.

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New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Imagine Van Gogh and Nostradamus also walked these evocative streets too. The images you will see are plaques showing Van Gogh paintings and telling you a little about the works. The asylum is a must see.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a very pleasant walk, or bike ride for some, from the centre of charming Saint Remy. Maps of the route are available from the tourist centre. There are over 20 plaques of Vincent's art, although two were missing. They give such insight and evoke such emotion for those touched by his art. We finished off with the walk... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We took the walk as part of a cruise excursion to the area. It was very interesting to see places where Van Gogh lived and painted near the end of his life. Seeing the actual rooms, buildings, and scenery of his world in close proximity to his paintings highlighted his artistic vision and creativity - and his pain and suffering.... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The VAn Gogh Walk lets you see what he saw when he was painting, It is an easy, and not to be missed adventure

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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45 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We enjoyed some parts of the Van Gogh walk, while others seemed too spread out and the plaques simply overlooked tall walls on tight streets. If you are a Van Gogh fan, the better option in this area is the mental hospital that hosted him during his year in St Remy.

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Armonk, New York
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31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Driving en route to Roman ruins we stopped to park and- voila! -there was the hospital that treated Van Gogh for insanity. His room is preserved, the view is a scene he painted (minus the bars) and pother famous paintings are pointed out by plaque in place of inspiration. Amazing! It is called Cloitre Saint-Paul and is in St Remy-de-Provence... More 

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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Part of the walk took us along the verge of a busy road. While some of the commentaries were interesting, the plaques themselves were nothing to write home about. St Remy is a delightful town with a great market, and it's a convenient hub for touring Provence, but to be frank, the local sights are poor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The links between Van Gogh and the various signposts seem a little tenuous, and not all that relevant. If you are tired of sitting in town-centre cafés, drinking and people-watching, you may - like us try this walking tour. It's ok as a diversion - but you may feel your time may have been better spent enjoying cafe-society in St... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was a very interesting walk even considering that many of the views Van Gogh experienced are obscured by tree and shrub growth and newer buildings. Nevertheless, it was a fascinating walk and highly recommended. Make sure to tour the asylum at the conclusion of the walk.

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