Barbizon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barbizon in Seine-et-Marne

Photo is of Fontainebleau at 8 km from Barbizon

Visit Barbizon: highlights and tourist information

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Barbizon is situated in the Seine-et-Marne department and Paris region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Barbizon in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontainebleau at 8 km and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at 16 km.

Barbizon, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Castle at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal apartments at Fontainebleau, and the...

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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Castle at 16 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the most important classical style castles in...

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at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Moret-sur-Loing is a pleasant town with a historic centre close to Fontainebleau...

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Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Loiret department

The walk along the Rimarden river, the traditional charm and the ruined castle all...

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Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Castle at 45 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne is a beautifully restored 18th century chateau with extensive gardens...

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Chateau de Vincennes

Chateau de Vincennes

Castle at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Val-de-Marne department

The Chateau de Vincennes has an interesting history as an important royal residence for...

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at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels underneath the...

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National Monument at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church based on the pantheon...

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most popular public...

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Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on an island in the Seine River, is one of...

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River Seine

River Seine

at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

The Seine river is at the heart of the city, near many of the...

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at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

The city of Paris continues to be the most popular destination with visitors to...

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Church at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

Sainte-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, is an important gothic chapel...

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National Monument at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Paris department

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most important gothic palaces...

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Markets in and near Barbizon

  • Fontainebleau: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (9km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine: market Sunday (11km)
  • Melun: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • La Chapelle-la-Reine: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Champagne-sur-Seine: market Thursday & Saturday (15km)
  • Moret-sur-Loing: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Mennecy: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Ballancourt-sur-Essonne: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Moissy-Cramayel: market Saturday (20km)
  • Corbeil-Essonnes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (20km)

More information about Barbizon, Paris

Tourist attractions near Barbizon, France

What to do at Barbizon? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Barbizon.


  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (45km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (48km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Vincennes Chateau (46km)
  • Pantheon (48km)
  • Maison des Jardies (52km)
  • Saint Cloud Parc (52km)

Other tourist attractions

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (33km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (34km)
  • Eglises de Saint Loup (Saint-Loup-de-Naud) (46km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (47km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (9km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (10km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (16km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (29km)
  • Parc de Courson (38km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (40km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (42km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (44km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (50km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (52km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (53km)
  • Parc de Versailles (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Chevreuse (50km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Etampes (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (11km)
  • Melun (12km)
  • Creteil (38km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (41km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (45km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (49km)
  • Meudon (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc des félins (big cats) (39km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (45km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (48km)

Geography and distances

Barbizon is in the Paris region of France at 11 kilometres from Melun, the department capital (general information: Barbizon is 49 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barbizon

Canton: Perthes

Arrondissement: Melun

Department: Seine-et-Marne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 77630

Distance to Barbizon

from Melun (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 49 km

from Calais: 283 km

from Nice: 638 km

from Bordeaux: 469 km

from Strasbourg: 379 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Barbizon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arbonne-la-Foret, Cely, Chailly-en-Biere, Fleury-en-Biere, Perthes, Saint-Martin-en-Biere, Saint-Sauveur-sur-Ecole and Villiers-en-Biere.

This page in French: Visiter Barbizon