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Espace Van Gogh

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Address: Pl. Dr. Felix Rey, Arles, France
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Essential for Van Gogh fans, try to get in between waves of tour groups

We went with local guide who could remember when this was still used as a hospital. I believe she said her mother was born there, but local children found it a bit spooky. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leonard L
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with local guide who could remember when this was still used as a hospital. I believe she said her mother was born there, but local children found it a bit spooky. The guide could point to the room that tradition suggests was Van Gogh's. There is a copy of the painting mounted in the courtyard. Makes a nice... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not have to buy a ticket or wait in line to visit this Van Gogh historical site. The former hospital is still a lovely garden, open to the public. Yes, there are a number of souvenier stands in the courtyard, but you are under no pressure or oligation to buy. See this on the Van Gogh walk, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit hot at the front so went through to the rear where tables had a view over a garden and trees in a small square once painted by Van Gogh the food wasn't bad either and reasonably priced

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small square that is charming and shows what it was like when Van Gogh lived in Arles and painted there. There is a nice gift shop there and a wonderful children's store. It doesn't take long to see but it's a good experience to have. The city of Arles showcases Van Gogh's life and works in a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is the epitome of Van Gogh. It is just lovely to stand in the garden and enjoy the atmosphere. You can really envisage Van Gogh painting:)

Thank Helen N
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The building itself is nothing special though the garden is pretty. What is interesting though is what it represents, the suffering of a great artist, and therefore is a fitting end to a tour of the Town he loved and which inspired him so much. It is near many good shops and bars and an excellent butcher where i bought... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a lovely place to visit.It's colorful, peaceful and quite.There are some gift shops around the square and places to sit and relax.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was the culmination of our self-guided tour through the sites that inspired many of Van Gogh's paintings. A fun way to explore the city.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Really central, really nice gardens, in the summer it's beautiful! Free wi-fi! Good to know a bit more about Van Gogh. Nice shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Now a shopping arcade with an art gallery, the arcaded square with colourful flowerbeds was painted by Van Gogh. Much better to go to Alyscamp, or into the Alpilles or to St Remy-de-Provence to get a sense of the light and images swirling around in the Artist's head. This is a rather tourist orientated place. "Get your gifts here"

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