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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Doris (8 months ago)
Nice place for a short break for culture… visited the Wim Wenders exhibition.. friendly stuff?
Chloe (8 months ago)
Even though it is painted intentionally for tourists, but it's a lovely place?
ISole (9 months ago)
The park is charming. Did you know that Van Gogh painted 187 paintings in Arles. And there is no wonder why. The city is full of inspiration. Every street you walk, you get to feel more and more the spirit of this place. Do not miss out Van High’s paintings throughout the city where he painted them
Eric Schulze (16 months ago)
Free to visit. The garden is splendid!
Jean Edgar Merle (2 years 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.
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