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The Elephant Artist trail

    Along this trail you will discover the landscapes painted by artists of the 19th century. En route you can admire the medallion dedicated to the painters Millet and Rousseau, as well as the Barbizon Elephant.
      Photo credits : Claire Tenu - ONF
      Office de Tourisme ou début de l'allée des vaches
      77630 Barbizon
      The Millet-Rousseau medallion: this medallion pays tribute to two emblematic painters of the school of Barbizon: Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) and Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867). A work by sculptor Henri Chapu from the town of Le Mée sur Seine, it was inaugurated on April 19th, 1884 thanks to a public subscription organized by the artists of Barbizon. Millet and Rousseau are buried in the cemetery of Chailly en Bière.

      The Barbizon Elephant: a very beautiful representative of the forest stone bestiary, this elephant is a masterpiece of nature. It comes from the random fortunes of the geologic history of the massif and its boulder formation; one fellow pachyderm can be seen near Larchant on the 5-cross trail. Numerous rocks thus evoke a whole animal or imaginary world. A picture by Sisley representing Monet at work is kept by the
      Saarbrücken museum.


      Free access.

      Confort and services

      • Spoken languages :
        • French
      • Free car park
      • German
      • English
      • Spanish
      • French
      • Chinese
      • Japanese
      • Level green – easy

      Opening periods

      All year round.