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Maison du Docteur Gachet
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Again, nice to wander the township and see the pertinent places relating to VG.
Funny thing as we were walking along , was the donkey in a paddock , high up above the road. It waited until we were right below him then he let out the loudest bray that I've ever heard. All 10 of us jumped in fright. He seemed to find it funny. It was!! So watch out.

Thank karen m
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

I had a fab day looking and walking in the footsteps of Van Gogh and as I was heading to The House of Dr Gachet I mat Marianna.

The Day I Spent in Auvers-Sur-Oise

She appeared at the top of a dusty steep track
That peeped out among dry stone walls and foliage
Onto the Rue Victor Hugo
She on an after thought could have been
Ursula Andress coming out of the sea
To greet Shaun Connery in the scene from Dr No.
Indeed it was such a strange sight.
“Avez-vous le chemin de la maison du Docteur Gachet”?
“Direct”! I pointed the way ahead.
“Yes” I said” it’s direct”.
She was slight very, very slight
She could have easily been a model or a film star
Everything about her reminded me of someone
I have no idea who it was
She told me her name was Marianna
She grabbed my arm and held me tight
One of her high heels that was so thin and delicate broke
She held onto me while she did a fast repair
She was immaculate in pearls and diamanté
Her hair glowed in the sunlight
“Allez-vous à une danse”? I asked her as I was so amazed at her attire
“Aucun,Chic” she answered
We escorted each other to the house of Dr Gachet where we sipped champagne
She introduced me to the mayor and a poet and some artists
It was a premier and we drank more champagne
Chatted and laughed and had a splendid afternoon
On leaving her at the same steep track I said “goodbye-au revoir madame”
She turned and fixed me in her crystal blue eyes.
“No John ….. Marianna”.
Arnold on the other hand was so much bigger than his slim frame
Arnold was loud very loud and he commanded me to look at him and his past
He had paintings outside on easels which were terrible
Blotches of paint and stippled colours
No forms at all Van Gogh attempts
A sign said café fermé but he sat in his studio in a garden
That was cracking in the afternoon heat
I was shown in and sat down while he hunted manic like in the draw of a cabinet
A hand full of images black and white of his children
Images too of his youth spent in Montmartre
He looked great every inch a rebel
He spoke of his family all living in London all doing well
One in Richmond with deer and ducks
He laughed loud very loud pointing at me and laughing
Fou Fou I thought. “I am Paris, Paris is Paris, I miss Paris”!
“Montmartre and my youth I miss it all”!
He showed me pictures of himself with princesses and glamorous
Ladies that offered him a different life
“No I was married with four children how could I”?
He said laughing again laughing loud
A cigarette unlit in his had pointing
“Politics” he shouted showing me a photo of a man standing on a box
“Politic, Politic Change nothing will change
Around and around
You take they want
The want they take”!
Loud laughter “nothing changes”!
I said “goodbye -au revoir monsieur”
I took a quick selfie of us together
The artist and the fool
And headed to Paris

Thank bishshat
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

As others have stated it is free, so if you are in Auvers-sur-Oise you might as well go.

It is a cute little place with some nice history and when I went they had a very interesting art display. Go and then go to O'rsay after and you an see the paintings he made while there.

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

The house of Docteur Gachet is as gloomy as can be, it stands against falling rocks, you can smell the humidity and the poor girls who are at the entrance look so bored. but it is still worth a visit for the price.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Dr Gachet's house is a nice hideaway almost outside the village with beautiful gardens and a small exposition inside the house. It's really charming.

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