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Pl. Dr. Felix Rey, Arles, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Laden with tourists, this place is still an enjoyable place to consider Vincent Van Gogh's troubles near the end of his life. He painted this courtyard in one of his famous paintings.

Thank Codiak!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting former hospital where Van Gogh stayed following his infamous ear-severing outbursts. The interior courtyard, which features a pleasant flower garden, contrasts nicely with the yellow walls of the buildings themselves. There’s a little more hustle and bustle nowadays, but it’s still cool to look...More

1  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it had a pretty garden, it was hardly worth visiting. The name "van Gogh" attracts visitors, but there is really nothing to see that is related to Van Gogh, and little to see there generally.

1  Thank Margie547
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Really this is just a pleasant courtyard. There are beautiful flower beds and a fountain. It is a good place for photo opportunities but not much more than that. As part of a trip to Arles it is worth walking through and is free.

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Lovely gardens good for a quick visit and stop in the gift shop. Take a tour if you are interested. There are several spots in town when Van Gogh was inspired to paint

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great place. Lovely garden, peaceful and a real pleasant surprise when you find it. It's amongst the narrow strets. It's a real treat to find such a space. Free entry and good souvineer shop. Very pleasant place to visit

Thank Lionsmaine
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Van Gogh created his famous painting "Le Jardin de l'Hotel de Dieu" at this location. The artist was committed here to the then existing hospital after the infamous episode of cutting off his left earlobe. The complex houses now the town library as well as...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Since we enjoy Van Gogh's painting so much, and had spend a day at the Orsay the week before, we found this location very interesting. This is the hospital where he retreated after cutting off his ear. The gardens have been preserved to resemble the...More

1  Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We weren’t able to go inside but our guide gave us a pretty thorough history of the place. Then we wandered through the gardens, which were BEAUTIFUL and peaceful.

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Easily found place in Arles that gives context to work paintings of Van Gogh. I wish there had been a place to fit snd reflect without having to be in the cafe. Arles in general had zero places to just sit and relax.

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Hi.. Sorry, don't know as I saw an address. City doesn't seem to publicize it. But I was able to find it with the map here on TA. Click on this map, at upper right, and expand it out + several times... It's south of the... More