A must see:
Doctor Gachet’s house immortalised by Van Gogh
A place of memory and an important cultural heritage site is
open to the public in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise: the house of Doctor
Gachet, a man immortalised by Van Gogh in what remains the world’s most
expensive portrait, selling for 82.5 million dollars in 1990! The house was
restored in the spirit of Impressionism by Adrian Grader and Michel Jourdheuil.
They brought out the pastoral charm of the gardens and present excerpts of the
painter’s correspondence with Doctor Gachet in each one of the rooms. After his
discharge from the psychiatric asylum, Van Gogh came to this country village,
where he spent the last 70 days of his life and tirelessly
painted some 70 works of art! On July 27th, 1890, he committed suicide in his
room at the Auberge Ravoux, which can also be visited in Auvers.
“Portrait of Doctor Gachet”
by Vincent Van Gogh.
With the 150th anniversary of the great artist’s birth, this
village in the Val-d’Oise has become even more of an important stop on the
Impressionist route, along with Giverny and the banks of the river Seine.
Doctor Gachet’s House
78, rue du Dr Gachet.
Tél. 01 30 36 60 60.
Until October 30th,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Monday.
Entrance: 3.5 € and 4 €.