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Lionel Bensemoun, an ecological entrepreneur, goes loopy at Barbizon

He admits it solely in half-word, "decency obliges": Lionel Bensemoun lived the dreamed confinement. It’s determined to go inexperienced that the determine of the Parisian get together – previously on the head of the Baron – left the capital in early March for Barbizon, on the fringe of the Fontainebleau forest, so as to discovered his "Insanity". "A insanity, earlier than, it was a locality, a resort the place there was quite a lot of artwork … and libertinism, he stated smiling, true to himself. Effectively, on this final level, we’re going to suppose once more, however the thought is to return to locations the place folks do greater than meet, like within the foyer of a resort. "

After having made the Baron's heyday, launched the Parisian variations of the Parisian establishment, and made Miami Seashore dance in the course of the Artwork Basel festivals, it was due to this fact in Seine-et-Marne that he settled down (" for actual ", he assures). Like its Villa Lena, in Tuscany, a self-sufficient agrotourism website opened in 2013 and start line for its ecological transition, La Folie Barbizon is a abstract of the period, an area the place eating places, accommodations, artwork and dedication.

"Concretely, it’s an artists' residence, with 6 devoted studios, 14 rooms out there in accommodations, and cooks who work with vegetation alternately. "

"Concretely, it’s an artists' residence, with 6 devoted studios, 14 rooms out there in accommodations, and cooks who work with vegetation alternately. When the well being disaster is behind us, there will even be very common conferences and spherical tables with environmental NGOs ”, particulars the playful proprietor who, after fifteen years of serving the world of the evening, is now devoted to creating ecology fashionable.

At Barbizon, the important thing phrase is "Sharing", he explains – whether or not for dinner, throughout which company collect on the giant desk, the place a novel dish is served " like at dwelling ", or for "A drink across the bar", on festive evenings when the musicians are busy on the piano. Lengthy gone are the times of vogue present aftershows and physiognomists: youngsters are clearly welcome – the Baron's revelers are actually of a parenting age in spite of everything.

The bar in a chestnut trunk

The confinement was a chance for Lionel to take possession of the premises, which he acquired together with his personal funds. This spring, with its shut entourage – " (her) sister, two three mates and their youngsters ", so he tweaked the ornament "With what we had available" and artists already in residence. Apart from the bedding, the whole lot is second-hand, unearthed at Emmaüs and different Leboncoin, or tailored creations, clearly respectful of the surroundings.

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