We arrived at Auvers-sur-Oise at 11:40, descended from the train, and proceeded to the passage that would take us under the tracks and up to the station exit.
An artist named François Laval painted this passage in 2008. The colorful frescoes were a pleasant surprise—so different from our “discovery” at the café in Persan Beaumont!
It is clear from this scene that the artist Vincent Van Gogh has made a lasting impression on this town. The fresco shows him with his easel in front of the village church. If only I could achieve such renown…to become known as one of the greatest Anglophone bloggers in the history of Paris! People would remember my name… There is still time…
Under threatening skies, we walked along the main street of the village. Destination: the tourist office. There we would meet a guide who would show us Auberge Ravoux, the inn where Van Gogh spent the last seventy days of his life.
Tomorrow: Happy kids at the Auvers-sur-Oise tourist office.
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