Trips: Van Gogh in the Borinage

at Mons

  • It was during his two-year stay in the region of Mons – from 1878 to 1880 - that Vincent van Gogh, after a failed attempt at becoming an evangelist, decided to become the artist we all know and admire. The short time he spent there was the starting point of his artistic career. The house in the swamps and the surrounding landscapes shrouded in an aura tainted with rural and mining references left traces that pervaded his works all along his life. This guided coach tour will allow you to discover the area around Mons and the the different sites where the artist set foot, with the comments of an onboard guide from the tourist office.


    9.30am Welcome at visitMons and guided group bus tour via the Grand-Hornu, the former colliery of Marcasse and the van Gogh House in Wasmes

    12.30pm Lunch in a restaurant in the city center or the region

    2.30pm Film presentation on Mons

    3pm Departure to Cuesmes and guided tour of the van Gogh House

    4pm Return to Mons center
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
  • Rates
  • Group Discount rate
    From 41 €