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“.

MONASTÈRE 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.

Vincent van gogh autoportrait

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.