Barbizon is a small countryside village that you will enjoy exploring.
Let yourself be charmed by the small unconventional shops of the village and by the many art galleries as you walk through its cobblestone streets.
Barbizon is a reference point for the greatest pre-impressionist painters who found in these places a natural setting which became a source of inspiration for their creations. This village with its rural charm is a preferred location for painting enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The beauty of the place is the draw of the village of Barbizon. It is a site that was conducive to creativity for a large number of artists who wished to move away from the capital to find inspiration.
We invite you to stroll in the picturesque alleys of Barbizon where you will discover on the outskirts of the main street a succession of beautiful mansions and their magnificent half-timbered frontages, shops, restaurants, merchants, art galleries and museums. Barbizon offers cultural activities such as the must-see Jean-François Millet Museum which is located in the house of this famous painter. You have the opportunity to explore the home of the late painter and some of his most beautiful paintings such as the Angelus. You can also visit the Barbizon Painters Museum, located in the legendary Auberge Ganne and in Théodore Rousseau's House-Workshop, where you will discover the furniture and other objects decorated by the artists.
Due to its geographical location and its history, the village of Barbizon and its surroundings offer a multitude of cultural outings. Also, just 15 kilometers from the village, you can visit Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A visit to Domaine de Fontainebleau will awaken each of your senses with the discovery of the apartments whose majestic decorations are underlined by the elegance of the time and the enchantment emanating from its splendid gardens.
Other gems of French art can also be found near the village. The Château de Vaux-le-Vicompte, a 17th century masterpiece, or the Château de Courances and its magnificent park with its Renaissance water garden.
At the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, the glistening environment of the region is also perfect for nature outings. You can walk the many paths of the Forest of Fontainebleau while allowing yourself to be charmed by the beauty of the surrounding nature.
A landscaped nature trail with guide signs connects Barbizon to Fontainebleau. You can follow the trail by bike or by foot. It is an ideal walk for nature lovers, and you can also meet rock climbing enthusiasts who have come to practice on the walls of these labyrinths of rocks.
From Barbizon to Fontainebleau, the ONF has mapped out mountain biking paths. Ranging from pine forests to ponds and rocky deserts, you will encounter sandy paths for calm mountain bike excursions or sometimes stony trails for more vigorous excursions.
Hôtellerie du Bas-Bréau will help you organize your stay.
Whether it is a romantic weekend, heritage exploration, or active vacation, our team will help you personalize your stay in this exceptional destination.
Enjoy the intimate setting of our establishment for a romantic stay. We will put at your disposal one of our most beautiful rooms equipped with a Jacuzzi, so that you can enjoy an unforgettable moment in love. To further enhance the romance, you can dine in front of the fireplace in our welcome room.
If you want to take advantage of the green countryside or explore the most beautiful tourist destinations in the region, Hôtellerie du Bas-Bréau would like you to stay with us where luxury, tranquility and a pleasant stay are our top priority.