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Musée Départemental des Peintres de Barbizon (Barbizon School Museum)

Musée Départemental des Peintres de Barbizon (Barbizon School Museum) Review

Corot and company would often repair to the Auberge Ganne after painting to brush up on their social life; the inn is now the Musée de Peintres de Barbizon. Here you can find documents of the village as it was in the 19th century, as well as a few original works. The Barbizon artists painted on every available surface, and even now you can see some originals on the upstairs walls. Two of the ground-floor rooms have been reconstituted as they were in Ganne's time—note the trompe-l'oeil paintings on the buffet doors. There's also a video on the Barbizon School.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 92 Grande rue, Barbizon, 77630 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–60–66–22–27
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Weds.–Mon. 10-12:30 and 2-5:30 (until 6 in July and Aug.)
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  • Location: Barbizon
Updated: 03-17-2014

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