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Provence through Van Gogh’s eyes

We’ve seen the pictures of the lavender field and have a ginger Dutchman to thank for Provence through Van Gogh’s eyes.

The world’s greatest artist spent two years in the French eh province in the town of Arles.

Where he painted more than 300 pieces.

Helpfully the Arleans will show you around Vinnie’s favourite haunts.

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Ear good things… about Arles

And cribbing from their excellent site…

About ten spots have been marked : the Place du Forum for the Café in the Evening, the Trinquetaille bridge where he painted the Staircase of the Trinquetaille Bridge, the Rhone River embankment for his Starry Night over the Rhone (take breath).

Then the Place Lamartine where his Yellow House was located, in the Rue Mireille at the Old Mill, the public park on the Boulevard des Lices for his Public Garden, the Espace Van Gogh and his Hospital Garden…

And still more… the road going along the Arles-to-Bouc Canal at the Langlois Bridge with Washerwomen, more commonly called the “Van Gogh Bridge”.

The Roman arena and the Alyscamps cemetery were also immortalized in several paintings.

Le Department 

Starry night: And starry Arles

Worth knowing when you’re on your Travel Department trip to Provence.

TD has a seven-night holiday with your base in the charming seaside town of Le Grau du Roi.

And they flag up what they call the underrated Les Baux-de-Provence.

They highlight panoramic views to the picturesque town of Pézenas.

And the remarkably preserved 16th, 17th and 18th century houses.

Et Provence aussi

Bridge of highs: In Arles

Your France holiday also includes a trip to Avignon, known for its ecclesiastical architecture.

And the soaring, world heritage listed Palais des Papes.

All of which builds up for the day to the UNESCO World Heritage Roman city of Arles and all those art reference points.

And you can see Provence through Van Gogh’s eyes.

And, no, you won’t have to stay in the Room in Arles.

Priced from €1,339pp including flights, transfers, seven nights’ accommodation on a B&B basis and expert guide. 

Departures on 24th May and 15th September2022.   


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