Barbizon

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Barbizon
Commune
Coat of arms of Barbizon
Coat of arms
Barbizon is located in France
Barbizon
Barbizon
Location within Île-de-France region
Barbizon is located in Île-de-France (region)
Barbizon
Barbizon
Coordinates: 48°26′48″N 2°36′20″E / 48.4467°N 2.6056°E / 48.4467; 2.6056Coordinates: 48°26′48″N 2°36′20″E / 48.4467°N 2.6056°E / 48.4467; 2.6056
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementFontainebleau
CantonFontainebleau
IntercommunalityCA Pays de Fontainebleau
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Bedouelle
Area15.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)21,588
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code77022 /77630
Elevation75–93 m (246–305 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Barbizon is a commune (town) in the Seine-et-Marne department in north-central France. It is located near the Fontainebleau Forest.

Demographics[edit]

The inhabitants are called Barbizonais.

Art history[edit]

The Barbizon school of painters is named after the village; Théodore Rousseau and Jean-François Millet, leaders of the school, made their homes and died in the village.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Friendship cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Barbizon website
  • 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (in English)
  • French Ministry of Culture list for Barbizon (in French)
  • Map of Barbizon on Michelin (in English)
  • Johnson, Clifton (February 3, 1900). "The Village of Jean-François Millet". The Outlook. 64: 275–284. Retrieved 2009-07-30.