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Reviewed 5 August 2019

This was fascinating, as you can see Van Gogh's pictures framed against the backgrounds he painted them off here. Very interesting insight into his sad life.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ken j
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Reviewed 24 July 2019

Van Gogh inspired my 8 year old self to become an artist. I do owe it to him, hence, I made this trip. The Monastery is preserved in time past enable visitors to imagine the way life used to be at the time the celebrated and misunderstood artist lived for a few years for his treatment here. His small bedroom overlooking the serene garden, the landscape surrounding the area, the sunlight in Provence, all these inspired his creativity. Be still and contemplate (albeit the tourists around you), you can almost visualize in your mind-eye what he must have seen and felt. The hospital exhibits mental illness treatments and its history including description on Van Gogh's years. The garden in the cloister is beautiful. The ground at back of building is of lavender, Poppy, iris, herbal garden, olives, Persimmons, and Apricot (or Peach?). Small entrance fee is worthy. Expect to spend 2 hours here. After a visit, walk over to the Glanum nearby to view the ancient site of the well-preserved Roman city. Unlike other Roman cities, it had never been built upon.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

First of all, my teens thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, a few weeks later my son saw the actual painting by Van Gogh of this room at Chicago art institute. He was so enthused about it and sent me a photo and texted me.:)
Not only is VanGogh's room a time travel experience, there are written descriptions of the history of this place and psychiatric treatments. It is a learning experience as well as an artful one.
*Don't miss this
*Think about combining with the Roman ruins at glanum
*Lots of walking wear comfortable shoes if doing both and walking from town.
*I am so excited for you to experience it!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lattejr
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Reviewed 23 June 2019

Inspiring place to visit. Vincent Van Gogh lived in this health institution for 2 very productive years. And it isn't hard to imagine where he gets his inspiration... this place is located in the middle of les Alpilles, near the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The cloister, the garden and the reproduction of VAn Gogh's room are a must-see... as is the shop! We couldn't leave without a reproduction of 'almond blossoms' :-)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank goodfabandlovely
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Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

Visited here yesterday - a very spiritual place. An opportunity to understand Van Gogh’s mental health and to appreciate the inspiration he gained from being able to paint whilst staying here. To sit in the garden and reflect was a real gift. A truly beautiful place.

Date of experience: June 2019
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