Fondation Vincent van Gogh à Arles

The Fondation offers a unique approach to Vincent van Gogh, namely by exploring, through the medium of temporary exhibitions, the resonance of his art and thinking with international artistic production today. Thanks to partnerships established with public and private collections, the Fondation presents one or more original canvases by Vincent van Gogh all year round, in company with a changing selection
of works by internationally renowned contemporary artists.
The Fondation also offers a wide range of in-house and extramural cultural events and activities: artist talks and podium discussions, symposia, film screenings, creative workshops and courses, performances and concerts, as well as guided tours and educational activities tailored to different publics.


Van Gogh walk

Van Gogh wanders about the city exploring his surroundings and incessantly paints the transformation of the natural world in spring: landscapes, cafés, squares and toiling harbour workers. Everything he sees inspires him and is captured in a painting. This very unique tour presents the impressions and many locations featured in the paintings. This half-day tour, on foot in the streets of Arles, begins at the Tourism Office and leads to view enamelled lava reproductions placed near the spots he painted some of his most famous works. Other places and themes outside of Arles, such as the famous Langlois bridge or the countryside towards Montmajour Abbey, inspired the painter.