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France » Ile-de-france » Barbizon
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This picturesque hamlet with the border of the forest of Fontainebleau becomes at last century the refuge of the painters landscape designers. The Masters of this time were the first painters studied their reasons in the open air. In their manner of painting, they are the precursor of the Impressionists. The Ganne Inn, their favourite place of stay, became, after a complete restoration, the new museum of the School of Barbizon. You will discover the environment which reigned in this inn at the time of the colourist painters, in particular through a splendid collection of pieces of furniture, walls and panels painted by the artists the days of rain or like tip offered to the Ganne family. The house of Theodore Rousseau, shelters the Tourist board as well as the workshop of Jean François Millet and are opened with the public, suspended on the foot of vertiginous Saint-Severin Abbey.

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