We say that this Dr. Gachet’s house , which enjoys all the protections, is safe, and has beautiful starry nights in front of her under the highly consolidated cliff.
Still, I can not help it but think of E. Poe and his terrifying news, The Fall of Usher House. Disturbing footbridges indeed appear to me between these two houses, gateways of “fiction” which also orient me towards tangible realities. It is joined by melancholy and mental illness, ectoplasms, and considerable bystanders whom their fame maintains in the places.
It is with these thoughts that I reach, if possible, the inaccessible Dr. Gachet’s house, his career and his labyrinths, his clearing where the mineral marries the vegetal, its troglodyte shelters, its heights. When the snow, the black and white of the photography mix, a privileged attention to the prestigious passengers of the places, the literature gets closer, as much to blacken than to whiten the picture.
Olivier Verley, February 2019
Opening: From September 21 to November 3, 2019 from 10:30 to 18:30 (last entries at 18:15)
Weekly closing on Mondays and Tuesdays
Groups by reservation on 01 30 36 81 27
Tel: 01 34 25 30 30
By the road
Porte Maillot or Porte de Clignancourt,
Follow A86 then A15 direction Cergy-Pontoise, then A115 direction Amiens-Beauvais, exit Méry-sur-Oise and Auvers-sur-Oise.
By train (line H)
From Gare du Nord, direction Pontoise every 15 min, then bus 9507 direction Valmondois / Rue Rémy stop. Direct train from Gare du Nord Weekends and holidays only (circulation March 30 – October 27, 2019)
House of Dr. Gachet
78, rue Gachet 95430 Auvers-sur-Oise, France
September 21, 2019 to November 03, 2019