Monastery in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Chevet De Saint-Paul De Mausole
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Visiting St-Paul-de-Mausole offers a deeply touching experience. Remarkably, the site continues to function as a psychiatric hospital. While tourist access is restricted from the operational areas, visitors can still gain a meaningful insight into the facility’s ongoing mission. The monastery features exhibitions in the church and cloisters that compare Van Gogh’s diagnosis and treatment methods to those of the present day. Guests can explore a reconstruction of Van Gogh’s room and stroll through the beautifully maintained gardens filled with lavender and poppies. Unlike the more restrictive asylum practices of the past, Van Gogh was permitted to wander around St-Rémy and the Alpilles, provided he stayed within an hour’s walk from the hospital. Today, art therapy plays a crucial role in the treatment offered here, with artworks created by current patients available for purchase in the on-site shop.

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Visiting St-Paul-de-Mausole


From 05/02 to 22/12, daily.

5 February 2024 to 31 March 2024: 10.15am to 12pm and 1pm to 5.15pm (last entrance at 4.30pm)

1 April 2024: summer opening times from 9.30am to 7pm (last entrance at 6.30pm).

Closed exceptionally on November 1st.

Annual closure from 23 December 2023 to 4 February 2024.


€8 / €6

Address: Centre culturel Saint-Paul de Mausole, Voie Communale des Carrières, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Duration: 20 minutes

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