Château d’Auvers, just 30 minutes outside Paris and 25 minutes from Paris Roissy CDG Airport, is located at the heart of Auvers sur Oise, where Vincent van Gogh spent the last 70 days of his life.
As a city of artists, the village of Auvers has nine Impressionism memory sites, typical of its Vallée du Vexin streets and including the grave and room of Vincent van-Gogh, the church, the house of Dr Gachet, the house-workshop of Daubigny, the Musée de l’Absinthe, the Musée Daubigny... and the Château d’Auvers, which offers a multimedia and historical journey called ‘Journey through the time of Impressionists’.
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This journey traces the lives of the great masters who left their mark in the town’s history: Daubigny, Pissarro, Cézanne, Monet, Van Gogh... We journey through the rooms of the Château surrounded by decor and ambiances reminiscent of the Impressionists’ themes.
There are more than 500 paintings set to special visual and sound effects, popular music and songs of the time, extracts from old films, photo archive presentations along with old objects and costumes on display. The commentaries, which are translated into nine languages, immerse the listeners for 75 minutes in the ambiance of 19th-century Parisian life.
For the general public of all ages, Impressionism painting is within the reach of all art lovers and after your visit, it is easier to understand the great impressionism memory sites like Giverny, Orsay museum, Montmartre, Barbizon etc..
The restaurant of the chateau “Impressionist’ Café”, offers you a selection of delicious seasonal produce. The summer terrace is set up in the courtyard.
Rue Léry, 95430
Tel: 01 34 48 48 48
Check website for current admission charges
View a video of the chateau and Auvers-sur-Oise, here.