France (Vincent Van Gogh’s St. Rémy)

th0VVQZFSAWhile in France this October, we visited St. Rémy-de-Provence. We walked a mile or so out of town to St. Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh spent the last year of his life (1889-1890).

We walked past olive trees, fields and tall cypress trees, taking in the same landscape that inspired Van Gogh’s paintings during this period.

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The building and cloistered garden at St. Paul-de-Mausole were lovely and peaceful.

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This is Van Gogh’s room…

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where he had a view of the garden outside. Being there, I felt a connection to the artist and his calm refuge.

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3 thoughts on “France (Vincent Van Gogh’s St. Rémy)

  1. Thank you, Sally, for sharing this. I saw some of his work at a show at the DeYoung in SF a few years ago. The museum where they and other post-impressionist works are usually on display was undergoing renovation and so they were here temporarily. The two pieces that touched me the most were a self-portrait and one of his little room with its blue walls, yellow bed, and red blanket. I would love to go there someday.

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