Monastère Saint-Paul-de-Mausole

The Saint-Paul-de-Mausole monastery is a Romanesque monastery located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

The monastery owes its name to the proximity of the mausoleum of Glanum, which forms with the triumphal arch of Glanum a set that is traditionally called the “Antiques of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence“.

The monastery shelters an asylum, the psychiatric hospital of Saint-Paul-de- Mausole, which is called today the “House of Health of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole“.

Vincent Van Gogh spent a year in this psychiatric hospital from May 3, 1889 to May 16, 1890, shortly before his death. He painted many paintings there: self- portraits, but also Iris, The Starry Night, Cypresses, The Field of Wheat with the Reaper.

On the floor above the cloister galleries are the rooms of the asylum: today we can still see the reconstruction of the room that Van Gogh occupied on the first floor.

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