Van Gogh’s room in the Ravoux Inn
On 20 May 1890 Vincent van Gogh moved into the Ravoux Inn for 3,50 francs per day bed and board. He had room number 5, a simple attic room of 7 sq. meters, lit by a sky light.
On 28 and 29 July 1890 Theo van Gogh was present during his brother Vincent’s last moments. Out of superstition the landlords never again rented out this “room of the suicide” which occupied such an essential place in the artist’s spiritual universe.
This haven of peace where “there is nothing to see… but everything to feel” has remained untouched since 1890. The room is empty. You cannot find the slightest relic to touch. You just stand there and feel…the presence of history.
The room next-door, number 6, was occupied by another artist, Anton Hirschig, who knew no fame. Its spare and spartan furnishing gives an idea of how artists lived at the end of the 19th century.
This journey back in time ends in the neighbouring attic room with an audiovisual projection In the Footsteps of Van Gogh
. It retraces the artist’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise via his paintings and correspondence, and a selection of contemporary photographs. The video has been designed by Dominique-Charles Janssens, President of the Institut Van Gogh, to enable the visitor to discover Auvers-sur-Oise through the eyes and the talent of Van Gogh.
The silence of Van Gogh
The House of Van Gogh
The guided visit of Van Gogh’s and Hirschig’s rooms is followed by a video projection. The whole visit (groups of up to 20 people) lasts approximately 30 minutes.
1st March to 29 october 2017
Wednesdays to Sundays
10 am to 6 pm (last visit 5 30pm)
Exceptional opening 15 August
- 6€ (no preferential rate)
- 4€ (handicapped)
- 12 to 17 years: 4€
- Under 12: free
Groups (11 and above)
- 6€ per person (1 free for every 10 paying)
*Free for every leader of a group of 20 or more
- 4€ per child (1 free for every 10 paying)
*Free for every leader of a group of 10 children
Group visits only on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings 10am – 1 pm