Pont Van-Gogh (Pont de Langlois)

Pont Van-Gogh (Pont de Langlois)

Pont Van-Gogh (Pont de Langlois)
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Ryszard L
Sydney, Australia328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
The directions given by the lady at the tourist office in Arles could not have been simpler: take that road, go through three roundabouts and follow the signs. So I followed the directions and reached the first roundabout, saw the sign to 'Van Gogh's Bridge' and followed it. Reached the second roundabout, no problem. By the third roundabout, the guy putting up the signs must have either run out of signs or gotten fed up because there was no sign. Perhaps I missed it because the signs, frustratingly, are right on the intersection, not a few metres BEFORE you get there. Anyway, after tootling quite happily along a very pretty country road for about 10 km, I detected a distinct absence of roundabouts and the tourist office lady had said that it was only about six km away. So I turned around and came back to the third roundabout and then saw the sign which was placed so as to be very visible to someone coming from that direction but coming from Arles would have been seen only if you looked over your shoulder. The bridge was just around the bend and what a wonderful sight it was. Just next to it is a plinth with a reproduction of Van Gogh's painting on it, just for comparison's sake. There were a couple of artists there on the bank of the canal painting the bridge. It was a very nice, sunny warm day. Admiring the bridge, I wished I'd brought a picnic basket.
Written April 25, 2015
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J Brian H
Geneva, IL201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
The area was very busy with car traffic making it difficult to walk, except along the river. The view was nice watching the river cruiser and barges. However it was taxing to walk with a stroller (buggy.)
Written June 18, 2014
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FrederickCook
Osnabrück, Germany30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
The original bridge was pulled down in the twenties, and rebuilt in the fifties when tourists started looking for the site.
Written May 14, 2014
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Inge V
Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
We were visiting Arles and St Remy de Province in May 2018 for the famous locations of Van Gogh's paintings because we both work in the Kroller Muller Museum in Otterlo, The Netherlands, which has a large Van Gogh collection. Because one of the Bridge paintings is in our collection, we wanted to visit the original site and see the real bridge. This location however confused us. We could not find out how the painting had been made, it seemed the bridge was darker, there now was a lock we could not understand. Finally after a Google search we found out that this is NOT THE REAL BRIDGE! It is a replica built on a different location. The original location was destroyed in WW2, just like the yellow house. However the Arles Tourist bureau presents this bridge as the original site where the painting was made. We felt cheated, The only original thing here is the canal. This canal was the same but the original bridge was a few kilometres away. Still it is a lovely scenery, which captures some aspects of the original painting. We would have felt less confused and less cheated if the bridge had been presented as a replica.
Written May 13, 2018
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joanna S
London, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
I was really surprised reading the mixed reviews! I thought it was perfect! I loved the fact it was in the middle of countryside which on a beautiful sunny day was stunning!
We went to have a look around 4-5 pm, bought a bottle of nice wine, picnic food and a blanket and thoroughly enjoyed sitting in front of the bridge, enjoying our meal and wine and letting the sun kiss our shoulders!
There was literally no one there which was great and the previously mentioned by others abandoned, graffiti covered building next door, well just added to the Van Gogh feel, beauty and distortion all at once! I'd love to buy it!
We saw all the Van Gogh related places in Arles and by far this one was our favourite, and although some say it is not authentic at all, it felt the most authentic of them all!
Written November 2, 2013
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Stephen
London, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Probably not practical if you are just here for a day, but definitely worthwhile if you are up for the about an hour’s hike each way - pleasant walk after crossing the motorway along the bank of the canal. Also it is, like Alyscamp, pretty much deserted.
Written August 1, 2019
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claratwinding
Copenhagen, Denmark69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
A nice area, where you get to walk along the river till you get to the bridge. Will recommend you doing it, when the weather is nice
Written November 10, 2017
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vehs
Gorgan, Iran928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Oh, it is the best van gogh footsteps, the bridge doesn't change from 120 years before.we rent a bicycle ( Eric, L'aubergine rouge owner rent them for us) , and it is alittle far for walking, specially for handicapped one like me.But I saw many people were walking during the route, and think, yes, to reach this point MUST walk, especially early morning, to imagine what van gogh done, before, every day in sun and wind of Arles.
Please note, one of the signs, just after the bridge ( I mean the big bridge in town, not van gogh point) mislead you to opposite way, after this bridge, turn left, and left AGAIN, not right.
Written April 8, 2015
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karthik0410
Mumbai, India393 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
We were told that this was not the bridge Van Gogh painted nor was this the site where he painted the bridge. The original bridge was closer to Arles, while this is around 4kms from the city.
The original bridge was pulled down and rebuilt much later when tourists started looking for the site.
Written December 15, 2014
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Fred J
Pilot, VA38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
We spent a week in Arles and saw most of the "Van Gogh" sites. This was not the bridge he painted nor was this the site where he painted the bridge. The original bridge was closer to Arles. The current bridge is almost an exact replica. It is located on a canal on the west side of Arles. The canal runs north-south. To access it by walking get a map of Arles and find the road that crosses the canal. You will need to cross the bridge that gets you to the access road that runs parallel to the canal along the west side of the canal. Head south (away from Arles). It is a lovely walk passing several house boats moored along the canal. It seemed like we walked a couple of kilometers along the canal. Although there was no traffic along the way you will pass a few cars parked at the house boats. Do not ask for directions at the tourist office in Arles. They do not know where the bridge is and they will get you very lost. We also found the many road signs pointing to "Pont Van Gogh" to be hopelessly confusing. Many of the Arles maps indicating the location of the bridge are wrong. The bridge is located on an old canal lock that no longer functions. There is a single lane bridge about 20 yards south of "Van Gogh's" bridge. It appears that Van Gogh's bridge is always left in the open position and exists solely as a photo op. The other bridge allows you to cross the canal to see "Pont Van Gogh" from a different perspective. This is probably not the sort of site you would want to see unless you were a fan of Van Gogh's work or unless you liked quiet, leisurely walks.
Written October 5, 2013
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