France - Barbizon
Near the forest of Fontainebleau in France sits a town called Barbizon. The town is tiny with a winding main road surrounded by the type of buildings you imagine when you close your eyes and think about enchanted stories that take place in storybook towns.
The day I visited Barbizon was a cloudy day which wasn’t out of the ordinary in the month of March.
The skies above France always seem to be in a battle of wits with themselves, the result of which casts a dramatic glow over the cityscapes and landscapes.
Barbizon is the home of the Barbizon School of painters. The Barbizon School of painters were part of a greater art movement in the 1800s towards realism in art. Influenced by the English painter, John Constable, the movement was a response to the Romantic movement. Millet, Rousseau, and Corot were just a few painters who called Barbizon home and who drew inspiration from Barbizon’s surrounding landscapes.
In less than 24 hours, I am returning to France for 3 weeks. I will be visiting the South of France for 2 weeks and then spending another week in Paris. I will be visiting Nice, Aix-En-Provence, Marseilles, Montpellier, Carcassone and the towns along the Canal du Midi (on a river cruise!), and then Paris for night photography.
This trip is made possible by the wonderful agency who were responsible for sending me to Paris back in March and April. Here is their Facebook: .
I will be posting as much as I can to this travel blog, as well as to my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus page. Interested in following along in each place? Here are the links to where I will be posting:
I will be using the hashtag: #TopFrenchCities as well if you are into that sort of thing ;).
Can’t wait to take you all along with me on the journey! ♥
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