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Van Gogh House (Maison Van Gogh)

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Address: Rue du Pavillon 3 | Cuesmes, 3.2km (2 miles) S of Mons, Mons, Belgium

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The house where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a few months before he became a famous painter. It's been saved from ruin and well restored but in a modern fashion. Only one room... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2015
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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This stop is quite good for anyone who wants to peek into another period of time in Van Gogh's life. The house is quite small but the film and information available gives you nice insight into the area and Van Gogh's time there. Not difficult to locate and worth a stop.

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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

The house where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a few months before he became a famous painter. It's been saved from ruin and well restored but in a modern fashion. Only one room, upstairs, has been somewhat historically refurbished. Plenty of information on Van Gogh's passage, however, including excerpts and reproductions of his letters. Amazing views over the surrounding country... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Interesting history in the heart of a former coal mining town. Admittedly, the display was a disappointment. The most interesting aspect about the place was the journey of one of the greats of all time.

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1 Thank Nussloker
Lynn Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

The grounds are small, as is the house. However, the "guide" was very informative on the life of VanGogh, much that I didn't know. A quick video gives a history of this artist. The day I visited, they were short one person, so didn't get to appreciate the modern tourist building. Although small, provides a huge amount of information about... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you are a Van Gogh lover, this is a must see. Not much but a great connection. This is where Van Gogh discovered he wanted to be an artist! I loved it.

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1 Thank sallyjean01
Mons, Belgium
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

A small house on the outskirts of Mons where Van Gogh spent some time. He decided while living here to paint again and the rest is history....The house is small and only prints are viewable. Only one major work of art (sketch) is on display.

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Thank Nussloker
Mons, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We were greeted by a very nice man who gave us some info on the area. The house is just two small rooms with a few pieces and letters that Van Gogh had written. I thing is a cute place to visit. Definately nothing to travel far for, but if in the area why not stop by?

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Thank Minuit1223
Wallonia, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

remote place. In the middle of nowhere. nostalgic souvenir of Vincent. Contrast between the place and the colourful paintings of the genius

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Mons, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

I took some French visitors. there was little to see; none of us could understand the film we were shown - the sound quality was so poor; the shop area was boring

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3 Thank Sue G
Glacier National Park, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

The house is an interesting site, it won't be there much longer as it seems to be sinking into the swamp/marsh that surrounds it. The upper portion of the house is rented out to tenants and the lower half is a museum. It is an odd attraction for something that is supposed to be connected to such a famous artist.

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