Chateau d'Auvers

Chateau d'Auvers, Auvers-sur-Oise: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Chateau d'Auvers Reviews: 3.5/5

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. It offers a brand-new immersive scenography untitled « Vision Impressionniste », Impressionist vision. The exhibition shows what inspired the Impressionism and its legacy, the artists’ work and on the particular place of Auvers-sur-Oise. Dive into the impressionist painting! It is an immersive, emotional experience. For a really spectacular, unforgettable visit. Furthermore, for the first time, four rooms display the painting and litography collection of the Val d’Oise department. It is a great opportunity to admire major paintings (from Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet...).
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1-2 hours
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cathfindlayson
Toulouse, France35 contributions
Impressionnism not that impressive
Jul 2019 • Family
Although completely renovated recently we were quite disappointed by the exhibition which wasn't very inspiring. You go from room to room and sit down to listen to a 5/10 min commentary with clips shown on the walls...no major proper pictures to see there at all in fact... at 12 euros for full price entrance fee I would not recommend it...go round the gardens is my advice, that s enough and that s free.
Written July 1, 2019
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Thank you for your opinion even if we are sorry to feel your disappointment. The castle team wishes you a good day
Written July 9, 2019
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Johnartblur
Courbevoie, France27 contributions
Amazing visual treat
Feb 2019 • Couples
We loved the images. It takes a while to understand you need to start each room as the videos start- note there was is countdown projected to show start time how long each rooms images last. Be sure not to dawdle or you have to wait about 10mins. We loved the opportunity to see the enlarged details of each painting and the quiet time we visited made for a truely enjoyable experience. Our only comment was the French audio is quite loud - so try to avoid standing under a speaker!
Written February 9, 2019
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Thank you for your reply. It's a pleasure to read your comment. we note the small inconveniences to correct its and improve the comfort of visit We would be happy to welcome you back to the Château. Have a good day !
Written February 16, 2019
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Zara M
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India177 contributions
A stunning show, but the audio guide is a bit unweildy
Oct 2018
We didn't explore the space and the grounds much, but the permanent exhibition is stunning. It consists of videos playing on a loop on giant, wall-sized screens, explaining what inspired the impressionists, tracing how the world was changing at the time, and explaining through a stunning series of LED panels a bit about the Surrealism and Cubism that followed.

The thing is, the videos play on a loop. With commentary in French. So you have to figure out how to sync your audio guide and that proved really tricky.

All in all, though, a great experience.
Written November 7, 2018
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Carol Lobo
Mumbai, India82 contributions
Don't Miss!!
Oct 2018 • Friends
I can't stress enough just how much we were blown away by the presentation at the Chateau. Through eight halls / rooms, you journey through the story of impressionism (2 dedicated to Auvers). The experience is not only edifying but the technology used is a mind-blowing blend of moving images, still images, images of paintings, music, ambient sound and a narration, al of it projected onto giant screens or walls. It is immersive, sensorial and very informative. If you don't know French, take the audio guide. It's free. The only difficulty is syncing the audio guide to the start of each of the eight episodes. Other than that, it was the best 15 euro I spent in Auvers.
Written October 27, 2018
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Julia G
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico86 contributions
Audio does not sync
Oct 2018 • Solo
While the information about the birth if Impressionism was very informative the audio for non-French speakers dud not sync with visuals. Each room required a 5-7 minute wait for the visuals while the English audio went blithely on
Needs work
Written October 9, 2018
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Dear Julia We are so sorry for this dysfunction. We take into account your remark. Our technical team will intervene to solve the problem. Best regards
Written October 12, 2018
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louisvuitton
Suffolk, England82 contributions
Amazing Impressionist museum
Aug 2018 • Couples
You don't actually see the chateau at Auvers, but on the site there is a fabulous museum which gives you so much information about the Impressionists. it's very well done - you walk into a series of rooms (all completely white-walled at first), and then a projection starts with accompanying dialogue, which takes you on a journey through Impressionism, post-Impressionism, fauvism etc. You hear newspaper accounts of the public's first reactions to the paintings, letters and diary entries from the painters, art experts opinions etc, and see the paintings in almost microscopic detail. It'a very cleverly done, and a world away from a standard art gallery tour. Highly recommend.
Written August 27, 2018
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lynnmurg
Johannesburg, South Africa419 contributions
Great sense of the impressionist
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is a museum with very few impressionist paintings, but a great sense of the impressionist. Each room is covered with audio visual images of the great impressionist painters with quotes by them. You are surrounded by a visual and audio experience. The only negative was that for English speakers, you got a headphone, but it did not blank out the French live feed, which I found a bit distracting.
Written April 6, 2018
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hiddenmeadow
Faversham, UK60 contributions
What a dispointment !!!!
Feb 2018 • Friends
Such a shame that SO MUCH MONEY was spent to destroy a fantastic museum.
It could be in a warehouse for all you know. A sucesion of rooms with videos projected on walls. The commentary was interesting but there was barely enough space for the five of us to stand. The old place was so interesting and each room was different and exciting. NEVER bring children now. Maybe that is what they wanted. Expessive and I understand the car park will no longer be free SAD
Written February 19, 2018
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Dear Mr/Ms, We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit. The new project focuses on the Impressionist painting, its beginning and evolution towards Modern Art. The rooms are bare in order to increase the immersion effect. We are deeply concerned about the understanding and the well-being of our visitors, adults and children. They will always be welcome. For instance, we offer artistic workshops for children, and we are currently working on a book with games. The car park will be free for our customers (château or restaurant). Thanks for visiting, Best regards
Written February 26, 2018
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cordyroy
Naples, FL2,247 contributions
Different
Oct 2016 • Couples
As others have said this is a different chateau experience. Our experience might have been better if the audio guide had been more in sync with our tour. Good idea that needs some work. Too pricy to not see any real art.
The Chateau is lovely from the outside.
Don't recommend.
Written May 13, 2017
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Rachel T
Ipswich, UK30 contributions
Impressionist immersion
Sep 2016 • Friends
A total surprise: this isn't a museum and there are no original paintings. Instead, you're taken on a tour of the places where Impressionism developed its character. You walk from room to room, each one representing a significant milieu for the movement: a Parisian street, a bar, a brothel, a railway carriage, a picnic spot, a river etc. There is interesting audio [with headsets for non-French speakers], explanatory posters, and copies of the relevant paintings, some of which are animated! However familiar you are with the paintings, you see them in a different context and come away understanding far more about Impressionism. But I believe the experience is to be updated for next year, so check out the details first.
Written September 28, 2016
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