The 2015 Cultural season in Auvers-sur-Oise is dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh
In 2015, in partnership with the Paris Region Tourist Board, those responsible for cultural life in this artists’ village have devised a rich and varied programme on a theme entitled “In the footsteps of Van Gogh”. This is what awaits the increasing numbers of visitors to Auvers-sur-Oise; they have averaged 220,000 in recent years.
It was also in France, in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, that his doom-haunted existence came to an end. This was where he breathed his last in tragic circumstances that are destined forever to
be veiled in mystery. Should it be regarded as the culmination of a yearning for the infinite, or the brutal rupture of a mythic destiny? Van Gogh carried the answer with him to his tomb…
Today Auvers-sur-Oise is a veritable open-air museum where there is a kind of emotional truth that counts for more than historical fact. Auvers-sur-Oise is where one can discover the very last room where Van Gogh lived, miraculously preserved in its original state on the attic floor of the Auberge Ravoux.