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“Unexpected treasure in Auvers-sur-Oise”
Review of Chateau d'Auvers

Chateau d'Auvers
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. Since October 2017, offers from October 2017 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...).
Reviewed August 19, 2012

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!

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Before you go visit you need to know that there are NO paintings in there. But that's not the point of the museum. It's an interactive museum of the most unusual quality. Some memorable parts of the museum: the train ride from Paris to Auvers. You get onto a simulated train as the Impressionists living in Paris would have done. You get the sights and sounds of being on that historical train ride. Fantastic, especially if your a freak for Impressionsism. For years I've been bringing my painting groups there and they've loved it. Another treat is the Van Gogh film with 3-D glasses. Those are my two faves. Auvers sur Oise is so special to me for one overriding reason: you get the feel that the town hasn't changed since the time of Van Gogh. There's more to that town than is in this review and if you want to know just ask. Last time there was about two years ago and I'm not given that choice by the tripadvisor site so I have to enter the oldest date possible -August 2011

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

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.

3  Thank mkrijntjes
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is afternoon out from Paris, the multi media visit about the impressionists captures the feeling of paris at the beginning of the 20th century. There's a number of interesting sites nearby, such as the church painted by VIncent Van Gogh, as well as where he use to live.

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Reviewed November 13, 2011

An excellent cronology of the Impressionist Movement and several artists. Spend Tim looking at the pictures and the actual settings. Well worth the trip. A charming town.

1  Thank Fastphilad
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