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Title: Barbizon  
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Subject: Is He Dead?, Jean-François Millet, Gilbert Munger, Carl Fredrik Hill, Charles Jacque
Collection: Communes of Seine-Et-Marne
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Coat of arms of Barbizon
Coat of arms
Barbizon is located in France
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Perthes
Intercommunality Pays de Bière
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Bedouelle
Area1 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,588
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77022 / 77630
Elevation 75–93 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 1
  • Art history 2
  • International relations 3
    • Twin towns 3.1
    • Friendship cities 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The inhabitants are called Barbizonais.

Art history

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

Twin towns

Friendship cities

See also



External links

  • Barbizon website
  • 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (English)
  • French Ministry of Culture list for Barbizon (French)
  • Map of Barbizon on Michelin (English)
  • Johnson, Clifton (January 1900 13). "The Village of Jean-François Millet".  
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