Sunday, March 26, 2017

Van Gogh in Paris

Preparing a "France Van Gogh Tour" for the years to come, I enjoyed a lovely week end in Paris to check on location the organisation...

Van Gogh visited his brother Theo in 1873, 1874 & 1875 and settled there from Feb 28,1886 to Feb 18, 1888 where he was staying at his brother 54 rue Lepic next to Montmartre.

Best place to visit on the foot of Van Gogh is Montmartre, his flat, moulin de la galette, some restaurant which he was familiar with stayed alike.
Signpost on display by Moulin de la Galette

And of course, the main piece is the Musée d'Orsay with the largest collection of 27 Van Gogh in a French museum.
The place itself (a former train station) is just worth the visit and specialises in Impressionist artist located on the 5th floor.
Most of Van Gogh's works is displayed on the 2nd floor in a common room with Gauguin but some paintings are dispatched in other rooms of the museum.

Allow a minimum of 2 hours to visit the museum.
You can break your visit in the nice restaurant located on the 2nd Floor or the 2 café (ground floor and 5th floor).
Audio Guides are available in English from the desk.

Musée d'Orsay
open everyday but MONDAY
from 9.30 am to 6pm (late night until 9.45pm on Thursday)
Entrance fee 12 €
Audioguide 5 €
Avoid Sundays, prefer to come early in the morning and buy online to skip the queue
NO BACKPACK allowed even in the cloakroom
Free cloakroom.

Van Gogh trail in Montmartre

Van Gogh was here :)

The spirit of Montmartre

Musée d'Orsay entrance room

Magic of Paris

Melle Gachet in her garden, Auvers 1890

The Auvers Church, 1890

Autoportrait, Paris, 1887

Restaurant in Asnieres, Paris, 1887

The bedroom in the yellow house in Arles, St Remy, 1889

Top right corner of the painting with Van Gogh brother and sister

Auto portrait in St Remy, 1889

Restaurant on the 2nd floor

Café on the 5th floor

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