The house where Vincent Van Gogh became a painter

The house in Cuesmes near Mons where Vincent Van Gogh lived from August 1879 till October 1880, was rescued in the 70's by a group of volunteer of becoming a ruin. It was completely restored and made into a small art center and museum open to the public.

In the museum you can see some reproductions of his work and a audiovisual representation on the wanderings of Van Gogh in the Borinage. The house can be seen as one of the main attractions during Van Gogh's European tour, because it was in this house that he decided to become a painter.

You can find the house/museum at this address: Rue du Pavillon, Mons.