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“Mainly for lovers of van Gogh's work” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Paul de Mausolee

St. Paul de Mausolee
off D5 direction Les Baux | Next to Glanum, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
4 90 92 77 00
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Owner description: Psychiatric centre which treated Van Gogh after he cut off his ear.
Wantagh, New York
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“Mainly for lovers of van Gogh's work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is an interesting place to visit if you are an admirer of Vincent van Gogh, or great art in general. The sculptures, paintings, and architecture are beautiful. The gardens are nothing special, at least when I was there.

Visited May 2013
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Carmel, CA
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“Very Touching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is the monastery where Van Gough lived and painted for a year or so. It's interesting, but the rooms Van Gough occupied are the real attraction. They are preserved as when he was there. Be advised that, while to monastery is open all day, the Van Gough rooms close for 2 hours at noontime.

Visited May 2013
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“Another Giverny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Last day of the holiday and what a good choice to come to St Remy to visit the sanitorium where Van Gogh spent a year near the end of his life. A route from the Office de Tourisme marked with reproductions of Van Gogh's paintings takes you to the old monastery. Van Gogh produced 189 paintings while here. He saw the irises bloom twice. The landscape oozes Van Gogh or his paintings ooze this landscape. The cloisters are delightful and the gardens with irises and poppies in May and lavender later in June are lovely. We had the same sense of artist and place as we had at Giverny. The village is very pretty with good places to eat and drink. Glanum the nearby Roman town is well worth doing as well. Bus 59 from Avignon 4 to 5 times a day. You could add in Les Baux as well on same bus route.

Visited June 2013
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Maryland
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“Worth a short visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

It was interesting to see where VIncent Van Gogh had received treatment. The gardens are lovely,although were not fully in bloom when we visited.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Moving and contemplative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

A very moving tribute to the year that Van Gogh spent in Saint Remy in Provence - one of his most prolific periods and yet it was the time when he admitted himself to this institution to help with his mental illness. The irises and red poppies were out in the surrounding fields when we were there so that added an extra poignancy to our visit

Visited May 2013
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