Hiking Adventure in Van Gogh's Footsteps

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Hiking Adventure in Van Goghs footsteps

From $62.34

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh with this small-group tour to Auvers sur Oise. You'll take a 40-minute train ride out to Auvers, where your professional guide will take you to a variety of spots that inspired the great painter's works, including the Eglise Notre-Dame d'Auvers, the subject of a Van Gogh painting that now hangs in the Orsay Museum in Paris.
  • See the inspiration behind some of Van Gogh's paintings
  • A knowledgable guide will tell you about Van Gogh's life in Auvers
  • Small-group tour for personal attention from your guide
  • Coffee/tea will be provided

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Public Transportation fees
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Gare du Nord
    18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris, France

    Gare du Nord Level 0 suburban lines (line H) In front of the platform 35

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Pontoise (Pass By)

Chateau d'Auvers

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Eglise Notre-Dame d'Auvers

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cimetiere Auvers su Oise

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Meriel (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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114 reviews
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What a wonderful adventure!
Karen_L, Aug 2023
I was so glad I booked this! It was great to get out of the center of Paris and be transported back in time. The scenery was so beautiful and so well preserved that you could easily imagine the great history that Victor was explaining and showing. I love Van Gogh’s work but I also love getting out in nature and learning. This trip was good for all. Victor was a great guide to get you thinking, he answered all of your questions and sent great links afterwards with more info. I was particularly impressed with all of the communications to ensure that I got to the right place at the right time. I am in my 60s and I considered this a walk more than a hike, only one hill. Yes the pace was fast but it was also considerate. Victor had arranged for a bathroom stop along the tour. He also had an easier option of taking a bus back in case we weren’t up to the full walk to the Meriel train station. But the walk was so enjoyable we kept going all the way. If you are in Paris, you should really try to do this trip, it will be something special for you to remember for a long time.
Unique Activity
Janice_A, May 2023
This was a fabulous hike, but be aware that it is very fast-paced. The little towns we explored were lovely. Victor gives very detailed directions on how to meet up, and he has everything scheduled throughout the day. He knows exactly where we need to be and when, arriving at the train station within ten minutes for our return back to Paris. He is very knowledgeable about the topic--in this case, Van Gogh. Thank you, Victor, for a glorious day!
If you love Van Gogh’s paintings, this isa must!
Lynda_Z, May 2023
This is a great non-touristy experience. Incredible landscape of where Van Gogh and others painted. We had perfect weather and our guide was very knowledgeable however he walked so fast it was hard to stop and take a picture. Also when he did stop to describe something he did not wait for our group of 7 to catch up. I loved what we saw and learned but bring the speed walking down a notch. If you love Van Gogh this is a must, but it is 8 miles at a fast clip.
Walking for hours in nature with a wonderful! Inspired!
Elizabeth_H, Jan 2023
Victor was the perfect guide for this journey. He is thoughtful and kind, incredibly knowledgable, thorough, and just a delight to be with! I highly recommend this tour! I will say, there is a lot of walking (which I loved!) but know that there is a lot of walking... walking through beautiful, pristine landscapes and it's clear why the impressionists chose this area! Excellent tour; excellent guide!
Recommend as a non touristy attraction
Hailey_L, Oct 2022
This tour was really unique and off the beaten path. Victor has great energy, information, and overall was zestful. If you don’t like walking and this isn’t the tour for you, however, it is an easy going hike. Glad we did it, and got to see lots of cool landmarks!
Calling All Art And Nature Lovers
Luciano_N, Mar 2022
We had the pleasure of experiencing the hike between Pontoise and Auvers-Sur-Oise in mid-March, literally walking in the footsteps of Van Gogh. Although facing a morning of drizzle, our guide Victor led us expertly through woods and villages and along country lanes, all the while highlighting reference points for Van Gogh's final months and the locations associated with some of his most famous paintings (ie. Wheatfield With Crows and the inspiration behind his very last painting ,Tree Roots). Victor also took time to point out the flowers and greenery en route (my wife was especially taken with the mistletoe growing on trees around us, which she referred to as 'suckers'). The walk back along the river Oise was serene and a nice contrast with the early part of the day. In light of the pace of the tour, a few more rest stops would be ideal but for lovers of art and nature in equal parts, this is the tour for you,
Sur les dernières traces de Van Gogh…
Franck_L, Jul 2023
Agréable randonnée pédestre de Pontoise à Méril en passant surtout par Auvers-sur-Oise où l’on a pu découvrir les différents sites côtoyés par ce génial peintre Vincent Van Gogh durant les deux derniers mois de sa courte vie, le tout agrémenté d’un commentaire très intéressant en anglais de notre sympathique guide Victor tout au long de ce périple de 6 h environ.

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