1. Stroll in the gardens of the Château d’Auvers
Kit yourself out with decent shoes (Auvers is packed with hills and slopes) and get off at gare d’Auvers-sur-Oise. To start off, head to the château d’Auvers by following the metal ‘Vincent’ signs on the pavement (you can’t miss them). Located just a 10-minute walk from the station, this historic Louis XIII-style building features a scenic tour that immerses visitors in the 19th-century Impressionist atmosphere. Don’t leave without taking a big in-breath at the magnificent French gardens next to the château d’Auvers. Bliss in the summer.