Castle of Auvers-sur-Oise
This 17th-century château has a multimedia tour devoted to the greatest Impressionist painters. The Château d’Auvers invites visitors to discover a major artistic movement, and to take a walk through its French gardens.
How do I get to Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise?
AddressRue de Léry
A little history
Built by an Italian banker in the 17th century, the Château d’Auvers, now property of the Val d'Oise municipal council, invites visitors on a "journey to the time of the Impressionists". This takes place over a multimedia visit that puts into motion 500 paintings by great painters who had an impact on the town's history: Pissarro, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet, Daubigny, and more. It's the atmosphere of the Belle Epoque, with guinguettes, cabarets, the Bonheur des Dames and Haussman's Paris. Both fun and educational, this visit is complemented at the château with temporary exhibitions in the Orangerie, floral art and artistic workshops, and special events like the Irisiades, the celebration of flowers, plants, and arts in the Paris region. The Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise also has French gardens, a hedge maze that's fun to get lost in, a park, and a historic iris collection.
A visit to the Château d'Auvers is an artistic outing in search of painters from the second half of the 19th century, as well as a nature walk in a remarkable park, and an exploration of the 17th-century architecture inspired by the Medicis. It's a beautiful outing less than one hour from Paris.