Musée des peintres de Barbizon

Musée des peintres de Barbizon

An unmissable stop on your Impressionist pilgrimage, the Barbizon School Museum offers an exceptional immersion into the world of the group of artists who heralded the Impressionists.
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Description

Set in the heart of Barbizon, a charming town on the edge of Fontainebleau Forest, the Auberge Ganne, a former inn, still resounds with the laughter of the artists who stayed here. This “painters’ village” was one of the favourite destinations for 19th -century artists looking to swap their studios for nature and start painting from life.

Since 1995, the Musée des Peintres de Barbizon has installed a permanent collection in the historic inn, while preserving the welcoming atmosphere of its original decor.

Artists’ walls

The ground floor offers an impressively realistic reconstitution of the grocery-store-cum-kitchen where the innkeepers slept, as well as the dining rooms. On the first floor, the bedrooms have been transformed into exhibition spaces, where, movingly, the sketches and studies drawn directly onto the walls by visiting artists have been preserved. You can admire around a hundred masterpieces by artists including Théodore Rousseau, Camille Corot and Jean-François Millet.

Your visit continues in the home and studio of one of Barbizon’s emblematic figures, the painter Théodore Rousseau, where you can enjoy regular exhibitions held in the museum there. Throughout the year, put your own artistic talents to practice at one of the many open-air sketching and engraving workshops, attend lectures or participate in literary and artistic walks.

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92 Grande rue
77630 Barbizon

    Days and opening hours

    From 02/01 to 2312. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

    Prices

    • Full price: 6 € Reduced price: 4 €. Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, the students, disabled people and accompanying persons.

    Activities

    • Handicrafts workshops

    Tour

    Spoken languages

    • French

    Guided tour languages

    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
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    Extérieur
    • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
    • floor-level pathways
    • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
    Parking
    • adapted access control to the car park
    • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
    • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
    Accueil
    • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
    • free admission for one accompanying person
    • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
    • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
    • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
    • staff informed or trained
    • specific tariff policy
    • revolving entrance door
    • automatic entrance door
    • manual entrance door
    Information
    • accessible information plates
    • all documentation graspable
    • performance room with a reserved space
    Vestiaire
    • accessible cloakroom
    Équipements
    • multimedia content access system
    • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
    • floor-level establishment
    • wheelchair loan
    • seated area available
    • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
    Sanitaires
    • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
    • accessible communal toilets
    • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
    • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
    Escalier
    • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
    Ascenseur
    • adapted elevator
    • elevator
    Parking
    • visual intercom
    • adapted access control to the car park
    Accueil
    • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
    • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
    • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
    • reservation possible by webcam
    Information
    • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
    Signalétique
    • uniform signage to help people find their way around
    • text/image signage
    Équipements
    • performance or tour assistance aids
    • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
    • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
    • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
    • subtitled audiovisuals
    • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
    • subtitled visioguide
    Ascenseur
    • adapted elevator
    Visite
    • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
    • audioguides equipped with induction loops
    • independent visit possible
    • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
    • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
    • guided tours with lip reading
    • guided tours with an amplifying device
    • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
    Extérieur
    • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
    • exterior pathways visually identifiable
    • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
    Accueil
    • interior pathways identifiable by touch
    • interior pathways visually identifiable
    Équipements
    • audioguide with description elements
    • audioguide with guidance elements
    • Braille documentation
    • documentation in enlarged characters
    • swell paper documentation
    • floor-level establishment
    • offset or no obstacles at face height
    • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
    • possibility to control the lighting
    • magnifying glass loan
    • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
    • audiodescription system
    Ascenseur
    • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
    • elevator with identifiable call buttons
    Visite
    • Legible information plates
    • specific accessible information plates
    • tactile tour
    Extérieur
    • the dangers identified have been addressed
    Information
    • brochures/documentations classified by topic
    • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
    Signalétique
    • adapted signage
    Visite
    • adapted activities
    • educational workshops
    • adapted room cards
    • specific tours
    Extérieur
    • floor-level pathways
    Accueil
    • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
    • children's programme
    • childcare service
    • family tariffs/free admission for children
    Information
    • secure and closed establishment
    Vestiaire
    • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
    • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
    Équipements
    • floor-level establishment
    • baby carrier loan
    • pushchair loan
    Sanitaires
    • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
    • changing table
    Visite
    • children's/family applications for the tour
    • audioguides with a children's circuit
    • children's visit booklets/games
    • pushchairs accepted for the tour
    • visioguides with a children's circuit
    Extérieur
    • floor-level pathways
    • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
    Accueil
    • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
    • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
    • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
    • free admission for persons aged over 60
    Information
    • Offer adapted to seniors
    Vestiaire
    • cloakroom
    Équipements
    • documentation in enlarged characters
    • floor-level establishment
    • wheelchair loan
    • magnifying glass loan
    • cane wheelchair loan
    • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
    Sanitaires
    • horizontal support rail
    • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
    Escalier
    • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
    • private staircase adapted for secure movement
    Ascenseur
    • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
    Visite
    • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
    • audioguides equipped with induction loops
    • Legible information plates
    • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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