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Barbizon - Peaceful Haven
This stunning house is situated within the enviable and ever popular area of Barbizon which is bordered by the forest of Fontainebleau, while Paris is also within easy reach (45 mns drive). Barbizon Village is on the doorstep and a wide range of shops,art galleries, bars, cafes and restaurants can be found along Rue Grande, and throughout historic Barbizon. A great selection of activities including sports, well-being, gourmet food and entertainment.
The charming village of Barbizon nestling on the edge of Fontainebleau forest owes its fame to the 19th-century landscape painters Théodore Rousseau, Jean-Baptiste Corot, Charles-Francois Daubigny and Jean-François Millet who lived there. Their artistic movement, the Barbizon School (1830 to 1875), was considered a precursor of Impressionism. The artists appreciated the tranquility of this peaceful village and the beauty of the surrounding nature. Walking along the main street, you'll find a succession of beautiful homes, shops, restaurants and art galleries.The edge of the forest in Barbizon is the departure point for a way-marked walking trail exploring the scenery that inspired these great landscape painters.
MUST SEE PLACES:
Barbizon village, Fontainebleau Castle, Fontainebleau Forest, Vaux le Vicomte ,
MUST DO ACTIVITIES: Horse Riding (the 'Ecuries BOST' - stables and poney club operated by the french 2016 Olympic medalist is only 200m away) ; Rock climbing (Le Vaudoue) , Walking, biking (Fontainebleau Forest) , Golfing in Cely, Fontainebleau or Le Coudray Golf clubs ; Week-end shopping at Milly la Forêt ; Shopping at Mall of Villiers (Carrefour) ; Walks along the Seine river ; Fine dining and Relaxing!