Chateau d'Auvers
Chateau d'Auvers
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Just 30 minutes outside Paris and 25 minutes from Roissy-CDG Airport, listed on the additional inventory of the historical monuments since 1997, the Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise, property of Val d’Oise department, spread across eight hectares in the heart of the village, where Vincent van Gogh spent the remaining 70 days of his life. The Château d’Auvers hosts a special exhibition Van Gogh : The Final Journeys from October 2023 to September 2024 in Auvers‑sur‑Oise. It offers visitors a glimpse into Vincent van Gogh’s stay in France (1886‑1890), and more specifically his time in Auvers‑sur‑Oise, during which he created over 75 paintings in less than 70 days, between May 20th and July 29th, 1890. The exhibition also highlights the crucial role of Vincent’s brother, confidant, and patron, Theo van Gogh. Wouter van der Veen, a researcher and specialist on Vincent van Gogh, is the curator of this special event.
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Sightseer10641657214
129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We very much enjoyed this wonderful, innovative exhibition and would highly recommend it. The light show about the artists linked to the area was beautiful and informative. A very different way to experience the art. Shame the cafe was shut.
Written November 4, 2022
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CindyClarkBar
San Diego, CA137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
What an amazing, multi-dimensional art lesson in an historical, magical chateau. Even with some humor. We loved it, learned a lot about the art and times, kept moving, and just wanted more. Worth every centime. A superb artistic presentation!
Written September 21, 2022
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Jerry of California
San Francisco, CA12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I went to the chateau as an included shore excursion from a river cruise. I was greatly disappointed as I thought it would be a chateau with furnishings. We were guided through empty rooms with no more that blank walls & no windows. It was an exhausting walk up & down stairs to watch images projected on blank walls. It was tedious & I was hoping that the end of the tour was near. A boring experience which would be difficult for an elderly person like myself & impossible for a person handicapped. Not recommended.
Written June 5, 2023
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rubyredsox
england1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
i went to auvers with the intention of having lunch at the auberge ravoux, however it was closed (monday) it said only open wed thru saturday, but i assume this was in the off period (tourist wise) and maybe through the summer months it's open everyday. A pity, as i really wanted to see the bedroom where vincent lived and died. The rest of auvers is worth the trip though, and there are reproductions of vincent's paintings at the various sites. Of course the church is wonderful, but i particularly liked "daubigny's garden" private, but the gates were open, so i sneaked in and took some photos. the hotel deville and others are amazing to see in real life compared to vincent's version. It's actually a lot easier to get to from paris than it seems, as line C (RER) runs to pontoise every 10 minutes or so, get off at St ouen l'aumone (NOT st ouen l'amone lesse) and the train to auvers goes from the far right platform (looking towards pontoise) it's only about 7minutes, but the trains are not frequent - check the timetable first. For vincent fans, getting off at auvers station is just wonderful - to think vincent had made it thus far, all the way from arles - a 10 hour trip in those days, then of course the change at paris. not bad considering his state of health. there is also a direct train from gare du nord to auvers that only runs on sunday.
Written October 15, 2007
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jjfell
Jjfell95 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Family
this place took a beautiful chataeu and turned it into a disney ride , We thought this was best thing in the city and it was terrible . they should change the name of the city to Rip off ville
Written October 22, 2012
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loeilalice
st germain en laye france2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2011
Nothing hokey at all about the Chateau at Auvers "parcours". Many people do not understand how Impressionism came about and what the painters were seeking. This series of rooms, with its in-depth commentaries and thorough look at the times, will show you why the painters of "impressions" happened at this unique time in France. From now on, whenever you visit an art museum and encounter Monet, Renoir, and the others, you will better understand their vision.
Visit with an open and curious mind --- and have fun!
PS I live in France, am a painter and an art teacher, and bring Americans to this place regularly - no one has ever left feeling less than enthusiastic.
Written February 24, 2011
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CanadianinBatonRouge
San Marcos, TX2,561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stumbled across this chateau while going to see Van Gogh's house - which we didn't know was closed on Tuesday's. Just a few kilometers down the road we found this by following signs and what a pleasant surprise it was.

While expensive to get in at 48 Euros for a family of 6, it was well worth it. We were given headsets that provided us with a simultaneous English translation of the French audio. What then happened was you were walked through the chateau where each room was crafted into a multimedia experience with projectors, physical displays, music and narration. Through this, it was explained the world of the impressionist in Paris, their subjects and how they approached this new form of art. It did take some time to go through it all, I think we spent at least 3 hours here.

You experienced Paris during that time, the reactions from the public as well as their thought processes in their work. You learn about the cafe life, the travel outside of Paris and the country life. It really is an amazing effort for a museum that you will fully appreciate especially if you like Impressionist paintings.

I knew it was good when my 13 year old son and later my 9 year old daughter came up to me and said how they thought this would be another boring castle but this was great!.

Also to counter what other reviews said, this is definitly not catered towards children but instead adults.

Parking is found right at the entrance but also a large lot further up the hill. From there, a nice path winds you down to the entrance. There is also quite a good gift shop/bookstore. It was August and we arrived at 3 pm, some school tours were just leaving and we had almost the entire tour for ourselves.

I really recommend this attraction, it is one I and the family will not forget for some time.
Written August 10, 2010
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rjslatt
Minneapolis, MN121 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Chateau Auvers last week and thought it was a waste of time. It seemed to be targeted toward children. In fact, we had to wait 20 minutes to enter because a bus load of young children entered before us.
We enjoyed walking around Auvers and seeing where Van Gogh painted. The town has a nice walk with pictures of paintings by Van Gogh. It's fun to see what he saw when he was painting.
We visited the Chateau on the recommendation of the Rick Steve's guidebook. We loved his guide for Paris, but thought our time was wasted here.
I was wondering why the tourist office rep. in Auvers said "the tour in the Chateau takes a long time". Now I know why.
Written June 10, 2008
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Melvyl
Oaxaca, Mexico79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
We visited the Chateau d'Auvers on a hot August Sunday (probably the reason for no crowding!), and were greatly impressed by the sophistication, charm and content of the multimedia presentations. No, there are no original paintings, but that is not the point of this venue; if you want to see the paintings, then go and be squashed by the crowds at the Musee d'Orsay. Instead, the presentations here give one a real feel for the time in which the impressionists lived and the influences that helped them create their works. I also want to mention the charming, informed and helpful museum staff (an unfortunately rare occurrence in French museums). And...the bathrooms were convenient and clean.Top marks!
Written August 19, 2012
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mkrijntjes
Amstelveen77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
We stumbled on this museum by accident and were very dissapointed with it. The outside and parc are very nice but the actual museum was pointless. A museum about impressionism without one single actual painting. You are hearded through it like sheep and have to follow the designated route. Nice photo's but all in all not worth the EUR 13,50 also noteworthy is the total lack of any information on Van Gogh ..... strange as Auvers is a van Gogh town!
Better just wikipedia the impressionist and visit van Gogh grave ..... its free.
Written July 3, 2012
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