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Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon)

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Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon)

181 Reviews
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92 Grande rue, 77630 Barbizon France
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VosvesParis RER96 min
VosvesParis RER96 min
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Fontainebleau and Barbizon Half Day Guided Tour from Paris
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Fontainebleau and Barbizon Half Day Guided Tour from Paris

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Embark on a half-day guided tour from Paris to Fontainebleau, where you'll explore the Château de Fontainebleau and wander the town's scenic forest. Set out on a recorded audio tour of the 1,500 castle and learn its history as a popular place of stay for French kings. Take some time to roam it's gardens before stopping by Fontainebleau's other main attraction: its massive forest, which often serves as a weekend getaway for Parisians. You'll also visit Barbizon, a country village that gives its name to the Barbizon school of painters.
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888anthony wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom102 contributions42 helpful votes
As so much talent flowed from the Barbizon artists it is unfortunate that this Museum owns very few pictures by the best of them. The cadre could be good to show so much better more and I wonder whether the municipality should not be playing a more active role in achieving this. I would suggest that the village suffers from the limited selection of really good art.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Eka L wrote a review Jan 2018
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions28 helpful votes
I stumble upon this place when I went to Barbizon in Oct 2017 during the break of business trip. The museum is relatively small but displayed a lots of paintings and some of the walls are also painted by the students, who live and study in Barbizon. Very impressive collections of famous painters of France and from overseas for a small town.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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cordyroy wrote a review May 2017
Naples, Florida2,171 contributions434 helpful votes
This is a great small museum of the Barbizon school. Partially housed in an old tavern the artists would stay at. Many of the walls and some of the furniture have been painted by the artists. Sometimes in payment. So you have not only great art but some local history as well.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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_voicu001 wrote a review Jan 2017
Lieusaint, France37 contributions12 helpful votes
Art lover or not, you should not miss Barbizon and his School Museum. Any second you spend here will be gold for your memories.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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GlobetrottingSwede wrote a review Aug 2016
Paris, France3,127 contributions289 helpful votes
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Overview of the history of the artist colony at Barbizon. These artists were the precursors of the impressionists. They were renegade thinkers who grew beards: they wanted to paint forest scenery, farm landscapes and working people. The museum used to be an inn mainly frequented by these artists (the Barbizon school). A rather long video gives the explanations and then you can see the inside of the building. OK but not extraordinary.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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