Beautiful sculpture Garden and Museum
Hotels near the Musée Rodin : Hotel Relais St Charles, Hotel Royal St Germain, Hotel France Eiffel
The Musée Rodin in Paris France was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It has two sites, at the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris, and just outside Paris at Rodin's old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). The collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs and 7,000 objets d'art, and the museum receives 700,000 visitors annually.
While living in the "Villa des Brillants" Rodin used the Hôtel Biron as his workshop from 1908, and subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures (along with paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he had acquired) to the French State on the condition that they turn the buildings into a museum dedicated to his works.
The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's extensive garden. The museum is one of the most accessible museums in Paris. It is located near a Metro stop, Varenne, in a central neighborhood and the entrance fee is very reasonable. The gardens around the museum building contain many of the famous sculptures in natural settings. Behind the museum building is a small lake and casual restaurant.
Additionally, the Metro stop, Varenne, features some of Rodin's sculptures on the platform.
The museum has also a room dedicated to works of Camille Claudel. Some paintings by Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh which were in Rodin's personal collections are also presented. The Musée Rodin collections are very diverse, as Rodin used to collect besides being an artist.
79, rue de Varenne - 75007 Paris
Phone : +33 (0)1 44 18 61 10
Fax : +33 (0)1 44 18 61 30
Metro : Varenne (line 13) or Invalides (line 13, line 8)
R.E.R : Invalides (line C)
Bus : 69, 82, 87, 92
Vélib' : 9, Bd des Invalides
Car parks : Bd des Invalides
Open daily, except Mondays
Museum, temporary exhibition, garden and shop : open from 10am to 5.45pm
Last tickets sold at 5.15pm
Enjoy a nocturnal visit of the Musée Rodin, on Wednesdays until 8.45pm.
Garden cleared at 5pm from 1 October to 31 March.
Museum closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Full rate 9€ Garden only 1€
Family rate 10€
18-25 years old from non EU countries 5€