We made our way from the tourist office to Auberge Ravoux, the inn where Vincent Van Gogh stayed from May 20, 1890 to July 29 of the same year. Every morning he would arise and go out to paint some aspect of the town. This simple room was classified an historical monument in 1985.
From Van Gogh’s room, we walked into a screening room where we watched an excellent documentary about Van Gogh and his life in Auvers-sur-Oise in those few days that he lived there.
After the short presentation we proceeded to the courtyard of the auberge to wait to be called for lunch. On our way out we passed by the back door of the utterly charming restaurant. We had been told that due to the size of our group we wouldn’t eat there, but rather in the adjoining annex. A big disappointment!
Stopping in the hallway on our way out to the courtyard, we admired the superb tessellated pattern of the floor tiles.
Tomorrow: The joy of dining in the Auberge Ravaux restaurant.
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