On this guided tour you'll walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh. We'll visit Auvers-Sur-Oise to discover the place where the painter spent the last year of his life and inspired his works.
Vincent Van Gogh Walking Tour
We'll meet at 8:30 am at the Gare du Nord in Paris, where the guide will be waiting for you to board the train to Pontoise, the starting point of this guided walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh.
You'll start this 8.7 miles (14 km walk) by visiting Pontoise, the former capital of the Vexin. Discover this green, peaceful and charming region which is only 30 kilometres from Paris! Then we'll continue our walk through the Vexin countryside via Auvers-Sur-Oise. This charming town is home to the Maison-Atelier de Daubigny, the first artistic home of Auvers created in 1861 by Charles-François Daubigny himself. Many painters have passed through these walls and left their mark.
As you walk through the countryside of the French Vexin Regional Nature Park, which covers some 175445 acres (71,000 hectares), you'll be able to recognise some of the landscapes drawn by artists such as Camille Pissaro, Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh himself is buried in the area, you can even visit the famous artist's grave.
The walk also takes you to the Château d'Auvers, built in the 17th century by an Italian banker before passing into the hands of the king's advisor Jean de Lery, who transformed this Italian pavilion into a French-style château. This castle inspired Vincent van Gogh's famous painting 'Landscape with the Chateau of Auvers at Sunset'.
We'll walk along the Oise River and end our tour in Mériel after 4 and a half hours of walking.
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Tour in English
Children between 8 and 12US$ 38
Children under 8not permitted
5 hours 50 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and French.
English and French–speaking
Coffee and snacks
Train ticket: € 5 (US$ 5.40) per journey
At least 1L of water
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What are the prerequisites for carrying out this activity?
A - You must be in good physical condition and be able to walk for approximately 8 miles (13 kilometres).
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
Where does the activity end?
Gare du Nord, Paris
Where does the activity end?