The Fontainebleau Forest Residence

barbizon village, outside paris
5 bedroom - 1 bath
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€212 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This characterful stone house in the heart of Barbizon, near the Insead school at Fontainebleau, offers a cultural stay in France, with museums and galleries to browse nearby and plenty for young children. Kids can play ball in the garden. A lot of local attractions are a short walk away; the house is central and just a 15 minute walk from the Fontainebleau forest.

Why Kids Love it

The house is well set up for young children and includes 2 cribs. The children’s bedroom has a lot of books and toys, and a little bike, a high chair and a baby bath are also provided. Kids love to play in the forest, a short walk away, and from the village, horseback riding can be arranged.

Things to Know

Minimum stays: 3 days. The house is set over 2 levels and does not have stair gates. No pets, no smoking. The garden is set up with a table, chairs and a plancha. Car hire is essential for reaching the destination. It is a highly walkable destination and is 10 minutes to the Fontainebleau forest for walking,running and climbing. There is a big supermarket a 10-minute drive away.

About the Location

Set an hour to the south of Paris, Barbizon is a village of painters, known for its association with Théodore Rousseau and Jean-François Millet in particular. The village has a lot of galleries to visit and 2 museums; there is also a bakery, restaurants and shops just 2 minutes’ walk away from the house. The closest major international airport is Paris Orly, around 40 minutes’ drive away.

Accommodation Details

This family home with a garden has 5 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and is set over 2 floors. It includes a living room, kitchen, dining room, plus bathroom with tub. The bedrooms are set up with 2 bedrooms for adults with a fullsize/double bed in each, 1 room with a twin bed, 1 room with a twin bed and a crib, and a nursery room with a crib. There is parking at the property.

Style Notes

Charming cottage. This old house has exposed brickwork walls, charming original feature and new additions following a recent renovation. The brand new kitchen and bathroom make a stay here easy while classic touches and countryside views make it relaxing and characterful. We love the village center location, the diaphanous drapes and the white shuttered windows.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 full / double
2 twin / single
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
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Barbizon village, Outside Paris

Walking in the footsteps of painters

An hour to the south of Paris, Barbizon is known as a painter’s village, and includes galleries to browse, sculpture studios and a taste of creativity in the air. Take walks in the Fontainebleau forest where Millet, Rousseau and Corot painted, saddle up and ride horses in the nearby countryside, or just explore the pretty, characterful streets of this beautiful village.