Side Trips from Paris Sights

Musée Départemental des Peintres de Barbizon (Barbizon School Museum)

  • 92 rue Grande Map It
  • Barbizon

Fodor's 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 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.

Sight Information


92 rue Grande, Barbizon, 77630, France

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Sight Details:

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


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