Pays de Fontainebleau is a region of many surprises: discover the places where some of the most illustrious artists of the 19th century lived, their works, and the landscapes that inspired them.
It is difficult to know precisely when the inn was built. Before 1820, the only inns in the region were at Chailly. Alfred Sensier, friend of Théodore Rousseau and a historian of Barbizon, gives the date of 1824.
Musuem of tools and rural accessories from the end of the 19th century to the start of the 20th. Agricultural tools, from fields and vineyards and all the other country crafts : Blacksmith, cooper, sabot-maker, butcher, as well as household and kitchen tools.
The house of the painter, the star of the Barbizon school. In his Workshop , Millet created his greatest masterpieces, such as "The Angelus" or "The Gleaners" ("Les Glaneuses"). This place, which has kept most of it's outer appearance from the 19th century, holds many of the master's items, and original paintings from his contemporaries.
The "little house by the Seine", dear to the heart of the "impressionist" poet, has become a museum run by the Department. In 1874, Stéphane Mallarmé moved in right next door to the bridge of Valvins for regular visits.