Fodor's Expert Review Les Pléiades

21 rue Grande, Barbizon, Île-de-France, 77630, France

The onetime home of Barbizon-school painter Charles Daubigny started out as a humble village abode in 1830; now it's been expanded and brought sumptuously up to date with contemporary interiors and features. Twenty luxe rooms are done up in an ultramodern style, with sleek furnishings in earth tones highlighted by splashes of color and rich parquet floors; spacious bathrooms with showers and whirlpool baths can be found in most rooms; other possible perks include beamed cathedral ceilings and terraces overlooking the pool and garden. The on-site brasserie L'Atelier serves gourmet prix-fixe meals in a bright, painter's-studio atmosphere. Remorseful diners can work out afterward in the hotel’s spa-fitness center.

PROS

  • great location in the heart of the village
  • indoor-outdoor heated pools to swim in after a hike in the nearby woods
  • impeccable service

CONS

  • contemporary interiors can be a bit austere

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -01–60–66–40–25

HOTEL DETAILS

21 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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