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Ile-de-France Sights

Musée Départemental des Peintres de Barbizon (Barbizon School Museum)

Updated 03/17/2014

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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 detailing village life 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 of their creations 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 about the Barbizon School.

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Sight Information

Address:

92 Grande rue, Barbizon, 77630, France

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Phone:

/01–60–66–22–27

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Weds.–Mon. 10-12:30 and 2-5:30 (until 6 in July and Aug.)

Updated 03/17/2014

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