Viewpoint Where Van Gogh Painted 'Starry Night Over the Rhône'


This is the spot where Van Gogh painted Starry Night Over the Rhône (1888) now hanging in Paris' Musée d'Orsay. When conditions are right, you can see at least some of what he captured.

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Nearby Arles attractions

1. Musée Réattu

0.26 MILES

This superb 150-year-old museum, housed in an exquisitely renovated 15th-century Hospitaller priory by the Rhône, might be assumed old-fashioned, yet its…

2. Thermes de Constantin


These partly preserved Roman baths were built for Emperor Constantin's private use in the 4th century. While much of the complex has been built over…

3. Les Arènes

0.32 MILES

In Roman Gaul, every important town had an amphitheatre, where gladiators and wild animals met their (usually grisly) ends. Few examples have survived,…

4. Église Notre Dame de la Major

0.35 MILES

Complicated restoration projects mean this 12th-century church, dominating Arles from the highest point in the city, can only be admired from outside…

5. Place du Forum

0.37 MILES

Just as social, political and religious life revolved around the forum in Roman Arles, so the busy plane-tree-shaded place du Forum still buzzes with life…

6. Fondation Vincent Van Gogh

0.38 MILES

Housed in a listed 15th-century manor, now twice repurposed (its other incarnation was as a bank), this Van Gogh–themed gallery is a must-see, as much for…

7. Théâtre Antique

0.39 MILES

It's easy to admire the grace and engineering of this theatre – built at the behest of the unofficial first Roman Emperor, Augustus, in the 1st century BC…

8. Hôtel de Ville

0.41 MILES

Completed in 1676, and still the seat of Arles' government, the handsome Town Hall is also the entrance to the subterranean Roman Cryptoportiques.