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Address: off D5 direction Les Baux | Next to Glanum, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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+33 4 90 92 77 00

Psychiatric centre which treated Van Gogh after he cut off his ear.

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A Van Gogh Must See

Our visit on an early October morning was serene and very educational. Signage is complete with information about the man, his paintings, and the early operation of an asylum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our visit on an early October morning was serene and very educational. Signage is complete with information about the man, his paintings, and the early operation of an asylum. It is hard to believe that in the year he was here, Van Gogh produced around 150 paintings!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a delightful spot with a lovely garden but the highlight is to see the room in which Van Gogh lived for a year while being treated for madness. We couldn't access the chapel but I believe it is normally open

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice to see that this whole place hasn't gone to the tourists and is still a working asylum where you can hear the yelps of the patients from behind the tall walls! The gardens have been meticulously maintained and it's easy to see where the inspiration behind some of Van Gogh's most famous painting came from!

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Croydon Surrey Uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Having read the book, watched the film & seen numerous paintings all over the world it was significant to visit the sanitarium where Van Gogh had resided and look out of the windows at views that he would have seen. Historically these sites and the methods of treatment used in earlier times have understandably become controversial, being in the building... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Van Gogh was only here a year but it was one of the most productive years of his career, thanks probably to the care he was receiving. The museum displays are written (mostly) in both French and English, and there is no audio guide. One can see a reconstruction of his room, furnished as it may have been at the... More 

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Cheddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was a beautiful place to visit - full of peace and tranquility but tinged with sadness too - you can only imagine the peace Van Gough during his troubled time, must have found here. The gardens are beautiful and were full of lavender and other very pretty flowers. As you walk around this old hospital there are lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great place. Really done well. You can actually walk into Van Gogh's bedroom and stand there. It isn't walled off behind plexiglass. You can stroll the grounds if you like. It is a working hospital so you cant go to ALL of it but the parts you DO. Want to see are accessible You HAVE to go do this. Its... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the walk from the town of St Remy (about 1km). This is a peaceful mediaeval cloister where Van Gogh was in retreat. It is now a gallery.

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We popped up to see this, as we were staying in St Remy De Provence, a short 15 minute walk via the Glanum took us here and I'm so glad we came, it was warm,atmospheric and a real insight into the man (Vincent van Gogh) - you can happily and merrily spend a couple of hours here, looking at copies... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Close to St. Remy, architecturally interesting with considerable references to Van Gogh, with questionable accuracy. Next to the Roman ruins site.

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