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The original bridge was torn down, but in the aftermath of Van Gogh's death and his increasing popularity, they re-created it for the sake of visitors -- it's a really nice walk from Arles to the bridge, I recommend that vs. driving out. The whole...More
It is a kind of fake, since the bridge that van Gogh painted was replaced in 1930 and the German army blew that up anyway in 1944, but still quite evocative. I enjoyed the walk out of town along the towpath in sunny weather (c....More
This place still keeps the atmosphere from the painting. Worth the trip outside Arles to see the bridge and look at the surroundings. Classical van Gogh! Small parking for 3-4 cars on the opposite of the bridge. A bicykling path can also bring you here.
We were visiting Arles and St Remy de Province in May 2018 for the famous locations of Van Gogh's paintings because we both work in the Kroller Muller Museum in Otterlo, The Netherlands, which has a large Van Gogh collection. Because one of the Bridge...More