Espace Van Gogh

Arles, France

The Espace van Gogh was originally built in the 16th century as Arles main hospital and it remained as such well into the 20th century. It's major claim to fame is that it was here that Van Gogh was committed after the infamous episode of cutting off his left earlobe in December 1888. The courtyard has been extensively planted out to resemble as closely as possible his famous painting 'Le Jardin de l'Hôtel de Dieu'. The complex now houses the town library as well as exhibition spaces, a series of souvenir shops and a cafe.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Museums in France

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Eric Schulze (4 months ago)
Free to visit. The garden is splendid!
Jean Edgar Merle (9 months ago)
The place has a very good feel to it, although it was an old hospital (until sometimes around the 1970s). The colorful space, the inner court yard, its lazy boutiques and cafés gives it a warm, familiar vibe. Ok it was a place where Van Gogh has resided (and painted), but there is a lot more to it than that. I enjoy going there for a chill, after a walk amidst the old city walls.
Rita Kao (9 months ago)
As a Vincent Van Gogh fan, it is so interesting to visit here and compare with his painting. This place remain perfectly as the painting. Lovely!
현준 (10 months ago)
beautiful park. people are relaxing there. If you come when the sun is up, you can see why Van Gogh painted this place.
Federico Bianchi (4 years ago)
Really beautiful area with a lot of flowers. Van Gogh was inspired by this charming place when he drew some of his paintings. There's not much to do in here, but it's a nice and comfy place where to rest for a bit while looking at the flowers.
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