Follow in the footsteps of two of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings with French villa specialist SHA Villas – ahead of their arrival in the UK as part of a major exhibition at Tate Britain.
In March 2019, Tate Britain will bring together the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. The gallery will display almost 40 works, including two late pieces made while Van Gogh was a patient at the Saint Paul de Mausole asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence – At Eternity’s Gate 1890 and Prisoners Exercising 1890.
The medieval streets of Saint-Remy-de-Provence in the hills of Les Alpilles are forever linked to Van Gogh. Many of his most renowned works were created here, first in Saint Paul de Mausole and its gardens and later in the olive groves, cypresses and mountains that surround it. Today it is possible to visit the former monastery and what is still a psychiatric health institution, to see a recreation of Van Gogh’s room and wander in the gardens that inspired his work. Decorated with panels depicting paintings by the artist, the Van Gogh Walk connects the galleries and cafes in Saint Remy to Saint Paul de Mausole.
Stay in villa Mas des Baux, just 5km from Saint Remy – a traditional and spacious house situated in a family owned vineyard where the vineyard label shows the original mas as painted by Van Gogh for the current owner’s Great Grand Father. With sweeping views over the surrounding countryside, the five bedroomed property features terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and a large family style kitchen. A deep terrace runs along the front of the house, ideal for anyone inspired to paint, and across the lawn is the pool.
SHA Villa Rentals (shavillarentals.com/ 020 8265 4536) offers seven nights in Mas des Baux from 9,000 Euros (approx. £7,969) based on 10 sharing in five bedrooms.
For reservations visit SHA Villa Rentals at www.shavillarentals.co.uk or call 020 8265 4536.
The Van Gogh exhibition opens at Tate Britain on 27 March. www.tate.org.uk
For further information please contact Emma Hill or Tiggy Dean at Hill & Dean PR on 020 8875 9923
13 November 2018
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SHA Villa Rental Specialists offers a handpicked selection of luxury villas in France, ranging from the thoroughly affordable to the truly exceptional. Owner Sarah Hutchins has over 30 years’ experience in the international villa rental market and is passionate about helping clients find the perfect holiday home.