Barbizon and Chailly-en-Bière: the cradle of Impressionism

The village of Barbizon is where pre-Impressionist painting was born, and therefore… Impressionism. An unparalleled breeze of artistic freedom. This is where paintings like “The Ploughman,” “The Forest of Fontainebleau Departure,” and “The Angelus” were created! The surrounding fields and the Fontainebleau Forest are the untouched source of their inspiration. And for the gourmets: painters often settled their bills with the innkeeper by giving them canvases. You can still indulge in the many restaurants of the village or admire paintings there. Chailly-en-Bière is Barbizon’s cousin, and has nothing to envy, as it too has welcomed many painters who left their mark.