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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Auvers sur l'Oise

We've been very interested in Vincent Van Gogh lately. Last month we visited the Orsay Museum which owns over 200 of Van Gogh's paintings. Last week we visited the town of Auvers sur l'Oise (less than 25 miles north of Paris) which is where Van Gogh spent the final two months of his life. Do you remember his famous painting of the Auvers church?

Van Gogh lived here in the Auberge Ravoux from his arrival on the 20th of May 1890.
He had a tiny room upstairs in the back of the Auberge. He died here on July 29, 1890 two days after shooting himself.
Vincent is buried in Auvers sur l'Oise. His younger brother Theo died six months later and was interred by his side
Next week we will be taking a trip to Belgium and Holland. We'll be visiting the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller museum in Otterlo. I think that should be enough of Van Gogh for awhile.

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