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

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11 Jan 2018
“Paintings and Painters History in the town of Barbizon”
14 Sep 2018
“A disappointing collection of the main Barbizon artists”
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92 Grande rue, 77630 Barbizon, France
+33 1 60 66 22 27
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank 888anthony
Reviewed 11 January 2018

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...More

Thank Eka L
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Art lover or not, you should not miss Barbizon and his School Museum. Any second you spend here will be gold for your memories.

Thank _voicu001
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The museum has been created in the Auberge Ganne, frequented by the group of pre-Impressionnists that are known as the School of Barbizon. I thought the chaotic, friendly atmosphere was conveyed well (and all for 2 euros for us seniors!). My wife wanted even more...More

1  Thank Robin G
Reviewed 3 April 2016

A pleasant half hour waiting for the restaurant to open. Well laid out and clearly labelled. Well worth a visit.

Thank Voyageur775
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Located in picturesque little Barbizon, this museum nicely outlines the stages of the Barbizon school of art. Well exhibited & represented in their displays and offerings. This is site to learn more about thes important painters....

2  Thank David B L
Reviewed 3 August 2015

To walk through this quiant village and to be aware of ancient artists frequenting this place is just a blessing to experience the ambience of this village

Thank lenell2015
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Nice little museum in the lovely town of Barbizon. Graffiti on the walls is very interesting. Make sure you stop by Fontainebleau forest where many of them painted and got their inspiration. Very interesting rock formations.

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