From Paris by Train
Auvers-sur-Oise is served by the SNCF lines. Trains run from the Gare St. Lazare and the Gare du Nord to Pontoise, and on to Auvers-sur-Oise. Travel time from Paris to Pontoise is about forty-five minutes. At Pontoise, you'll need to change trains and transfer to the local line which will take you the final ten minutes or so to Auvers. The Pontiose gare is large enough that there are several television monitors you can check to find the correct track for your connection to Auvers-sur-Oise.
Trains depart roughly on the half-hour during peak periods and roughly hourly during other times. Depending on when you go, total travel time will be from about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes each way.
We took the Gare du Nord surface train from Paris. Round trip fare was 59Fr (about $8).
You can check the SNCF train schedules here.
Auvers-sur-Oise has a tourist office at the Manior des Colombières, Rue del la Sansonne, 95430, Auvers-sur-Oise. Telephone: (33) 01.30.36.10.06. They are open daily from 9:30am-12p.m. and 2pm-6pm. They have tourist information, guided tours, a gift shop, and a slideshow, "An Artist in Auvers." I bought a couple of the obligatory van Gogh postcards here. The House of van Gogh has a more extensive gift shop.
Most visitors come to Auvers-sur-Oise for the day from Paris. There are no hotels here. The closest one is the 3-star Novotel - Chateau de Maffliers, about a ten minute drive away (95560 Maffliers. Telephone (33) 01.34.08.35.35, fax (33) 01.34.69.97.49).
There's a bed and breakfast with three rooms located about 100 meters from the Notre Dame d'Auvers (La Ramure, 33 Rue du Montcel, 95430 Auvers-sur-Oise. Telephone (33) 01.30.36.79.32, (33) 06.81.31.30.86).
Other Points of Interest in Auvers-sur-Oise
There are several other museums and sights in Auvers-sur-Oise. Due to the time of year of our trip (December), most were closed for the season. A couple of note include:
L'Atelier de Daubigny
61 Rue Daubigny
Tel (33) 01.34.48.03.03
Fax (33) 01.30.36.79.42
Hours: Thu-Sun 2pm-6pm, Easter through Nov.1
Daubigny's studio, constructed in 1861, restored and declared a historic monument in 1991.
Musée de l'absinthe
44 rue Alphonse Callé
Tel (33) 01.30.36.83.26
Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-6pm, June - Sept.
Museum dedicated to the alcoholic beverage banned in 1915.
Dr. Gachet's House
rue du Doctor Gachet