House of Van Gogh

  • recognised tourist attraction
  • Car park
  • Coach park
    1 parking spots
  • Maestro
A moving tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, the "Maison du Marais", where the artist lived from August 1879 to October 1880, now welcomes visitors from throughout the world.

Dedicated to the man destined to become one of the 19th century's greatest painters, this venue was a major milestone in the life of the master.

The scenographic museum itinerary retracing the life of Van Gogh leads visitors through the house that witnessed the birth of a vocation.

The interior still echoes to the presence of the painter, with copies of his extensive correspondence, the story of how the house was saved from ruin by a group of volunteers from the Tourist Office with the aid of the Van Gogh family (1972-1975), a film (EN, FR, NL, DE) on his life and, in particular, his stay in the Borinage mining area, where he shared the harsh living conditions of the miners, an interactive, multilingual terminal and an "ambience" room.

Mons Town Council is particularly proud to present an original work by Van Gogh at the museum, entitled "The Diggers" (inspired by Millet, in 1880), purchased at Sotheby’s in London.
  • By car or coach: E19/E42 motorway exit 24 Mons, then follow signs to Cuesmes.
    By train: Mons Railway Station, then TEC bus nr. 6.