Barbizon School of Painters


Barbizon School of Painters
Barbizon School of Painters

On our Saint Florentin to Meaux Barge Cruise route we stop off at the Barbizon School of Painters.

The Barbizon school of painters takes its name from the village of Barbizon in France, near the Forest of Fontainebleau. It was active from 1830 through to 1870 and some of its most renowned themes were tonal qualities, colour, loose brushwork and softness of form. This movement’s influence can also be found in later work across Europe and the United States.

Barbizon School of Painters Village Photo

Barbizon, France.

Our visit to Barbizon combines two of France’s best-known qualities. Picturesque, charming villages and deep artistic culture. After taking in the local art galleries, stroll the village’s beautiful shops and restaurants.

Barbizon School of Painters Village Photo

Barbizon is packed with character

You can read more about this artistic movement here.

Barbizon school example 3

Jules Dupré, The Old Oak, (1870)

Saint Florentin to Meaux Barge Cruise


We visit the Barbizon School of Painters as part of our Saint Florentin to Meaux Barge Cruise. If you feel like joining us, we would love to welcome you onboard our luxury hotel barge as we tour all the wonderful places France has to offer.

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