Following Vincent Van Gogh: The Artist in Auvers-sur-Oise

by Lily Heise
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Lily Heise

Lily Heise has been living in Paris for more than 10 years. When she's not getting into romantic mischief, she writes on dating, travel, and culture. Her writing has been featured in Frommer’s Guides, the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, City Secrets, DK Eyewitness Guides, and other local and international publications. She is the author of Je T'Aime, Me Neither, and Je T'Aime... Maybe? lively novelized memoirs on her romantic misadventures, and continues to share dating tips, stories and travel features on her blog View Lily Heise's Website
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Isabel Miller-Bottome

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Isabel has lived in Paris and travelled extensively around Europe and elsewhere. She currently studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is Editor of the literary magazine, Spectrum, and Artsweek reporter for The Daily Nexus. Leveraging her network of student and business contacts, she always brings a fresh angle or an unexpected lead to transform an ordinary visit into a memorable adventure. View Isabel Miller-Bottome's Website

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6 comments on “Following Vincent Van Gogh: The Artist in Auvers-sur-Oise

Thanks for the memories of Auvers-sur-Oise! We’ve enjoyed a day there recently. Also San Remy and Arles. I’m finding it difficult to comprehend how Vincent could have produced more artwork in Paris and Auvers than in the south. As I recall, he was only in Auvers for a short time before he was shot. How did you calculate he produced more in the north than in the south? Cheers, Kirk

Thanks Kiki! Glad you enjoyed the post! Auvers is definitely a good pair with Giverny, to compare two important artistic towns very close to Paris!

what a lovely, lovely post! makes me think a bit of Giverny and Monet (less troubled though!) Thank you so much for this precious upload!

Thanks Richard! That’s very good advice to add. The town is very easy to navigate with the signposts. A well-deserved lunch at the Auberge! Have you tried any of the recipes?

I made my personal tribute visit to Van Gogh one July day and was overwhelmed by the same intensity of color of the wheat fields’ gold against the deep blue sky.
You might be interested to point out that the town has reproductions of his paintings on signposts where he painted dotted around the area. I had lunch in the Auberge after touring his room and purchased a nice cookbook with recipes of his time.

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