So first thing first. This means going to the Tourism office to get a map that shows the places in Arles where Vincent Van Gogh painted some of his paintings. Vincent arrived in Arles on February 18, 1888. It was here where he was most productive, producing more than 300 works of drawings and paintings in fifteen months. There was a tour leaving in a few minutes but I chose not to go with. I wanted to find the places on our own. We visited all the places on the map but I’m only sharing some of them here. While driving around Provence, I saw Van Gogh’s paintings come to life. The sunset was amazing and yes, the yellow sun!
Le jardin de l’hôpital d’Arles where Van Gogh was admitted after the ear incident.
Terrasse de café le soir (Good food and the upstairs was looking really, really ancient!)
The Trinquetaille Bridge (Notice how the tree grew!)
La nuit étoilée sur le Rhône (Van Gogh painted this with candles stuck on his hat.)
La maison jaune (It was bombed in a WWII air raid so the structure was not there anymore.)
Le pont de Langlois (More than 10 km walk under the Provençal sun)
The Old Mill (Someone removed the sign from this one.)
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Saint- Rémy-de-Provence where Starry Night was painted.