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Searching for an alternative to his confinement at Saint-Remy, in May 1890 Van Gogh leaves for Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. The location is ideal; he is removed from the immoderate pace of life in Paris, but close enough that he can easily visit Theo. Van Gogh places himself in the care of Paul Gachet, a homeopathic physician and himself an amateur painter. Van Gogh warms to Gachet immediately, writing to Theo that he had "found a perfect friend in Dr. Gachet, something like another brother." Gachet advises Van Gogh to put his ailment out of his mind and concentrate entirely on his painting.