Our tours in the Provence take place in particular in the
Alpilles, Luberon, Monts du
and Mont Ventoux
at its most picturesque.
The villages are graded by the
as some of the nicest of France and they are surrounded
by some of France's nicest countryside.
Colorful villages are outlined by surrounding lavender
fields and vineyards, and in some areas, the whole
thing is contrasted by the pure white of the limestone
The villages spring to life on market
days and people here love to spend some time at a café
terrace in order to savor some local drink or eat
some delicious Provencal
Van Gogh's bedroom
has inspired numerous artists, like Van Gogh, Picasso,
Van Gogh lived in Arles
and Saint Remy from 1888 and 1890 and Van Gogh's
was very creative during this stay, painting numerous local
scenes. He painted all sort of local scenes.
In 1888, Van Gogh's friend, the artist
Gauguin came to stay with him. But .their different
temperaments led to a quarrel, after which van Gogh,
overcame with despair, cut off part of his left ear.
In May 1889, because of his madness he voluntarily entered
an asylum in St-Remy de Provence where he stayed
for a year. In 1890, while staying north of Paris (in Auvers-sur-Oise),
Van Gogh was in despair and conscious that his madness
was incurable : he killed himself.