Van Gogh Early Days


Starry night

Arles Visitor Center

The visitor's center in Arles provides a walking tour map of ten reproductions on easels depicting actual places throughout Arles including: Starry Night Over the Rhone and Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night.

The Yellow House - The Studio of the South

Unfortunately this building was bombed during WWII. Today a newsstand and boulangerie stand in its place.
Address: Place Lamartine

Cafe Arles

Café Van Gogh

This is almost the same café terrace on the Place de Forum in Arles as when painted in Sep 1888. – Photo by Rudi Schols

Still operational today and now named Café Van Gogh, this is the Café that Van Gogh painted in The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night. Address: Place du Forum Arles

Espace Van Gogh

L'Espace Van Gogh

This is the hospital where Van Gogh was taken after he cut off a portion of his ear. He also painted the interior courtyard of this former hospital.

This image shows the courtyard of the Hospital at Arles as it is today and as Vincent painted it in 1889. – Photo by Rudi Schols

Address: Place du Docteur Félix-Rey Phone: 33 (0)4 90 49 39 39 Address: Place du Forum Arles

The Langlois Bridge

The Langlois Bridge

This is a bridge that Vincent liked for it's Japanese look. He painted this bridge in The Langlois Bridge at Arles. Visitors can see this bridge in the South of Arles

The Langlois Bridge in Arles was painted on the right side of the river in May 1888 and the bridge survives to this day. – Photo by Rudi Schols

The Langlois Bridge

This photo depicts this same Langlois Bridge painted on the same day from the left bank of the creek – Photo by Rudi Schols

Arles Bridge

This photo shows the painting Vincent completed in Oct 1888 and the view today. (that’s Rudi on the steps of the bridge which is in Arles) – Photo by Rudi Schols