Vincent Van Gogh arrived in Arles in February 1888. He stayed for two years. Van Gogh was stunned by the light and colour in Provence, and painted over 400 canvases and drawings during his two years there.
Leave from Avignon and head for Saint Rémy de Provence, after visiting the Angladon Museum where you’ll be able to admire the only painting by Van Gogh on display in Provence: Railroad Cars – Aug. 1888.
Visit of the Saint Paul de Mausole monastery, transformed into an asylum in the 19th century. It’s here that Van Gogh found refuge in the year 1889/1890, before his suicide. On the walkway to the monastery there is a bronze bust in memory of the artist’s stay here.
Cross the Alpilles via the astonishing Val d’Enfer route. Lunch.
After lunch: departure for Arles. On the way, take time out to admire the Abbaye de Montmajour which inspired the artist.
Visit of the city of Arles.
Traces of the artist’s life in areas where he lived and at places which inspired his most beautiful canvases.
(Van Gogh Hospital, Langlois Bridge, the Alyscamps, the Lamartine Square, and others)
6 p.m. end of the tour, and return trip to Avignon.