Things to see and do - Barbizon
Barbizon Travel guide
Barbizon : Michelin's recommendations
Not far from the Fontainebleau forest, until the 19th Century Barbizon was nothing more than an unpretentious little hamlet. But then the village swiftly became a favourite with landscape painters like Théodore Rousseau and Jean-François Millet, founders of the famous Barbizon school. Along the Rue Grande galleries and gastronomic restaurants have found a home and nowadays draw a clientèle from Paris and abroad, of those seeking peace and a nostalgic atmosphere.
Tourist attractions Barbizon : Things to see and do
92 Grande-Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
Innkeeper François Ganne settled in Barbizon in 1822. His first customer was painter Théodore Caruelle from Aligny. Since then, the inn quickly became the meeting point of landscape artists. Currently, it has been transformed into the Barbizon School..
55 Grande-Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
This annex of the Barbizon School Museum presents 19C paintings. It also holds temporary exhibitions specialised in contemporary artists.
5 Grande Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
21 Grande Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
73 Grande Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
Set in a centennial garden with a shaded terrace, this elegant hotel is located just 500 metres from Fontainebleau Forest. Free Wi-Fi and a minibar are provided in each guest room. An LCD TV is included in the guest rooms and suites. All of the room..
51 Grande-Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
Who says you can't combine a love for food and a passion for motorcycles? The chef at this pleasant bistro is a case in point and he has some of his very old wheels on display. As for the food, the menu offers good bistro dishes: rabbit terrine, duck..
73 Grande-Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
22 r. Grande-Rue F - 77630 Barbizon
This restaurant has a terrace beneath the chestnut trees, classical wood panelling and a fireplace. Diners come here to honour tradition with frogs' legs, lobster, fillet of beef with bone marrow, and much more!