Orsonville Farm - Regional Curiosities - Villiers En Bières :
Barbizon, his painters, his world fame :
Tourist village half an hour south of Paris, cradle of landscape painting and the Angelus de Millet. Throughout the High Street, you will discover the Barbizon School's museums, galleries, artists' studios, houses of famous people, hotels and restaurants up to the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau . Fall in love with our village as the seasons go by. Admire the colors and light of this nature that seduces painters in Barbizon.
The castle of Fontainebleau no longer welcomes sovereigns today as it has done so long, it remains a place where life is good, a place where the term "quality of life" takes all its value.
Near Paris, the forest of Fontainebleau welcomes 11 million visitors each year. Hikers, rock climbers and mountain bikers, horse riders, cyclists and Sunday walkers come here for its wild landscapes.
A castle where rulers have succeeded each other since the Middle Ages: Kings, Queens, Emperors and Empresses have loved this place they have all marked their mark.
Today, Fontainebleau offers visitors its treasures of architecture, with its decorations, its paintings and the thousand and one fascinating and precious objects that it has preserved.
The castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte that made Louis XIV jealous to the point of inflicting Nicolas Fouquet a cruel end, is the largest private castle in France. The magnificent boxwood embroidery and the harmonious perspective of the gardens are due to the brilliant gardener André Le Nôtre.
The Castle of Blandy, recently restored, is one of the last fortresses on the outskirts of Paris. From the top of the donjon, a panoramic view allows the discovery of the landscape briard.
Milly The Forest is certainly one of the oldest cities of the Ile-de-France :
The surrounding villages developed on the flanks of the valleys, leaving virtually unscathed any urbanization, trays or wood and farmland that made its richness for centuries.
Cultivation of the medicinal plant, market gardening, cressiculture and orchards have gradually increased its resources.
Many artists including Jean Cocteau, Jean Tinguely and Niki de St Phalle have also contributed to its cultural recognition.
This territory is marked by a rich historical past, it is also part since 1999 of the Regional Natural Park of the French Gâtinais.
Castle of Courances :
Do you know why Château de Courances is a unique place in France?
First of all, as you walk under the leaning trees, following the perspectives that seem to have been opened by the waters, you will discover five centuries of history of the gardens.
Then, because this park and this castle of Courances belong to the same family since 1872. My father reinvented the park: the cliffs of poplars on the banks of the Grand Canal, the grass almost everywhere, the trees highlighted at the same time that the alignments maintained, pruned ... My mother has, meanwhile, reinvented the way to live in a castle. My sisters and I share this great home with our parents and our children. Courances never ceases to be re-imagined for the pleasure of those who live there and also for the pleasure of those who walk there for you.
Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry consists of six entities: Saint-Fargeau, Tilly, Ponthierry, Jonville, Moulignon and Auxonnettes. Each brings its own character, allowing the municipality to offer a multifaceted face.
The Auxonettes washhouse The hamlet of Saint-Fargeau, surrounded by green spaces and lakes, is an ideal place for families to live.
An old wash house of the nineteenth century, a farm still in operation: Auxonnettes as Tilly, we find the village and rural aspects of the origins.
In Moulignon, the proximity of the Commons, old building of character, gives this hamlet a special charm. Ponthierry, whose industrial past has made it the urban core of the town, is quite different.
The banks of the Seine at Saint-Fargeau It should be noted that Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry is part of the perimeter of the Gâtinais Regional National Park, a guarantee of continuity and safeguarding its natural setting.