‘Seriously beautiful’ is how Vincent Van Gogh described Auvers-sur-Oise in a letter to his brother Théo. This small town is a peaceful and charming hamlet of greenery, located only thirty kilometres from Paris. This picturesque destination has seduced other painters, mainly impressionists: van Gogh of course, but also Charles-François Daubigny, Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro who came to draw inspiration from it.
Despite its proximity to the capital and its abundance of culture, Auvers-sur-Oise remains seriously underrated. Van Gogh was so attached to the place, he ended up dying there in 1890. And it’s easily accessible on the ‘train des impressionistes,’ running from Gare du Nord during the summer period.