Private family art tour in Auvers sur Oise from Paris
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Art in Auvers sur Oise

In the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh

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Adélaïde and Jack's TEAM | about the guide

The delightful village of Auvers sur Oise, just outside Paris, has inspired numerous artists. Without doubt, the most famous was the impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, who spent the last two months of his life in this idyllic setting. This private drawing tour takes you on a customized “in the footsteps of Van Gogh” visit. As you discover the places where one of the world’s most famous artists walked, painted and socialized, you’ll also test your creativity with the help and advice of your artist guide. Starting in the heart of the village, you’ll climb up to the church, explore the cemetery where Van Gogh is buried and cross the fields that inspired the artist before turning back to the village and the Auberge Ravoux (House of Van Gogh). Admire impressionist works at the Musée Daubigny, sketch your favorite moments during the leisurely stroll, find out more about the life of Van Gogh and enjoy the calm far from the hustle and bustle of Paris.

  • Paris
    France
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Auvers sur Oise, Van Gogh, impressionists, drawing tour, French countryside
transport :
On foot. To reach the village, you can either take the train from Paris (1h30) or, the easiest and most flexible solution, hire a car / taxi (30 minutes).
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
No minimum age, although children must be accompanied by an adult
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (native), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Sketch book and sketching materials - Snacks: fruit juice and macaroons provided by guide

NOT INCLUDED

- Other refreshments and purchases during the tour - Transport from/to Paris - Lunch

ITINERARY

Your half-day visit will begin in the heart of the village of Auvers sur Oise. Accompanied by your artist guide, you’ll explore the church, the cemetery where Van Gogh is buried, the fields that inspired the artist and the Auberge Ravoux (House of Van Gogh). Let’s not forget the regular breaks to draw, enjoy a snack and visit the Musée Daubigny. The tour can be adapted to your interests and requirements including for families e.g. walk to a local farm with chicken and geese. If it rains, there are several cozy cafés where you can sit down and draw (providing you purchase at least one drink).

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Auvers sur Oise station
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Auberge Ravoux

about
your guide

Adélaïde and Jack

Paris

languages :
Anglais/English, Français/French

Jack was born into a family of artists in England. Following a holiday to Paris in 2003, he decided to come back to France to study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Adelaïde also chose to study at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in order to focus on painting and in particular frescos, and this is where they met each other and became friends. The pair share a passion for Paris, art and teaching. So, when Jack suggested creating tours where tourists draw and discover Paris at the same time, Adelaïde loved the idea and they set up a company. The aim? Combine drawing and tourism to share the city’s streets, secrets and monuments with visitors. Their favorite spots? Montmartre, Ile St Louis and the Luxembourg Gardens. Jack is delighted when clients who claim “not to know how to draw” are satisfied with their artistic creations at the end of a tour. While, Adelaïde loves meeting the people in her groups, sparking their curiosity and adding value to their visit.

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