This July marks the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s untimely death at the age of 37. Though the painter is now credited as one of the most important Dutch artists of all time, the Postimpressionist genius was largely ignored in his lifetime.
Here are five unusual places to experience van Gogh’s legacy—minus the absinthe:
- Nat Geo Expeditions
Auvers-sur-Oise (France): Though van Gogh originally hailed from Holland, the cemetery where the artist and his brother Theo are buried is located in a northwestern suburb of Paris.
This piece, written by Hannah Sheinberg, first appeared in the August/September 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Follow Hannah on Twitter @h_sheinberg.