Arles marked out a route in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh. To follow throughout the year !
During his stay in Arles between February 1888 and May 1889,Vincent Van Gogh made about 300 drawings and paintings.. In the city, the places where the artist has placed his easel are indicated by panels that restore each of his paintings. A dozen locations were identified :
- place of the Forum for coffee in the evening,
- the Trinquetaille bridge corresponds to the Trinquetaille bridge staircase,
- the Quai du Rhône at La Nuit Micheline, Place Lamartine at La Maison Jaune,
- rue Mireille au (Le) vieux moulin,
- the Boulevard des Lices garden at (Le) public garden,
- the Van-Gogh space in the (Le) garden of the health centre,
- the road along the canal from Arles to Bouc at the Pont de Langlois aux lavandières, more commonly known as Pont Van Gogh , (*outside the city centre)
- the Quai du Rhône. The starry night,
- Lamartine Square. Yellow House,
- the arenas and the Alycamps were also immortalised in several canvases.
The banks of the Rhône
Arles and the Rhône, the Arlésiens and their river, a story of love and distrust according to the mood of the waters.
In the nineteenth century, on the quays, the commercial activity is still important.Van-Gogh who approaches little the local population criss-crosses the city and its surroundings, ceaselessly paints the transformations of nature in the spring, the landscapes, the works of the fields, The men of the river at work. Everything he sees inspires him and becomes canvas. On the quays he puts down his easel when the wind allows it.
The Van Gogh pedestrian circuit
Description in a document for sale at the Tourist Office of a marked pedestrian route, to be travelled at its own pace.Download the document in PDF format
Vincent Van Gogh Foundation
LaThe Vincent van Gogh Arles Foundation pays a fair tribute to his work while exploring its impact in current creation.
The relationship to contemporary art has been part of the Foundation’s principle since its conception. The putting into perspective of the painting of the Dutch master with the work of contemporary artists is intended to make appear a fertile dialogue, turned towards questioning and reflection.