Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin)

Renowned sculpture Auguste Rodin offered all of his works to the Hotel Biron with the condition that they convert the hotel into a museum solely dedicated to the display of his works which it still is to this day

Beautiful garden welcomes visitors to Rodin Museum in Paris
Beautiful garden welcomes visitors to Rodin Museum in Paris cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by James Whitesmith

Auguste Rodin was a French artist who concentrated mainly on sculpture as his favoured medium. He was seen as a non traditionalist during his lifetime, especially with regards to his earlier works but, by the end of his life time, he had become the most famous French sculptor in the world. Rodin lived from 1840 to 1917. The Rodin museum or Musee Rodin was first opened in 1919, in what was then the Hotel Biron.

Rodin used the Hotel Biron as a work shop from around 1908 while living in the nearby Parisian suburb of Meudon in the Villa des Brillants. The legendary story is that Rodin loved the Hotel Biron so much that he offered all of his works to the hotel with the condition that they convert the hotel into a museum solely dedicated to the display of his works. This is still the case today and the Rodin museum displays all of Rodin's most well known works as well as lesser known works and sketches. Among the most famous works of Rodin on display are the works The Kiss, The Thinker (perhaps Rodin's most well known sculpture of all), The Gates of Hell, The Walking Man, The Burghers of Calais and The Age of bronze among many others.

There is a small pond behind the museum as well as a small and quaint little restaurant. The most fantastic fact regarding the Rodin Museum is that many of his most significant pieces are displayed throughout the magnificent and extensive gardens that surround the former Hotel Biron. This means that visitors to the museum can wonder throughout the beautiful landscape while admiring these spectacular sculptures. The Musee Rodin is conveniently located near to a Metro stop in Varne.

Nearby attraction: Les Invalides

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Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Address: 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

Phone: 01 44 18 61 10

Official Website: Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin)

Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating I came to view the Antony Gormley exhibition which was beautifully and thoughtfully curated and integrated within the Rodin pieces. A beautiful and easy museum to stroll around and the gardens, despite the rain and the cold, were really pleasing and relaxing. Staff were friendly and there wasn’t too many people inside making it an enjoyable visit (I came just 90 minutes before closing time)
Paddy Dalton - in the last week

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5 Star Rating What a beautiful place, I loved the combination of seeing some of the statues in the park and others inside. I visited on a Sunday afternoon and there was no line, so I bought the ticket on the spot. The park felt like a peaceful oasis amidst bustling Paris. And of course the statues are spectacular, especially the contrast of the dark bronze and the bright marble pieces. The interior of the buildings is preserved beautifully, which makes the visit even more magical.
Franziska Ewald - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating A fantastic good museum . A must visit place if you love art and sculpture.One can falow and admire the whole art Jurney of Rodin . Gardens are also very nice. Sitting and experiencing fantastic pieces at the nature is fabulous. Museum shop also have lovely pieces to take back to home. Official replicas of some pieces.
Dr Bsr - a week ago

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4 Star Rating Fascinating place with extensive pieces by Rodin and his peers. Beautifully displayed in well maintained peaceful gardens. Also had an interesting Gormley exhibition which contrasted well with the Another Place.
andy gibbs - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Not sure if it was the point but I thought the Antony Gormley exposition was hilarious. Musée Rodin was beautiful, as always, I would however recommend visiting the permanent expositions when the gardens are in full bloom. The atmosphere is fun when you can see people drawing the statues and reading outside.
Fiona Degiovanni - a week ago

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Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M8Varenne2 minutes
M12Solférino‎11 minutes
M13 or RER CInvalides10 minutes

How to get to Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) by Metro / RER

By Metro M8 or 12: From Metro Line 8 exit at Varenne Station and cross Rue de Vareene and follow it east to the entrance just ahead on your right. From Metro Line 12 exit at Solférino‎ Station via the Solferino exit and double back along Place Jacques Bainville and go left at the corner onto Rue Saint-Dominique and right at the next corner onto Rue de Bellechasse and continue south to to Rue de Vareene; cross over and go right until you get to the entrance on your left.

By Metro M13 or RER C: exit Invalides Station onto Rue Robert Esnault Pelterie and go right (south). Continue straight south on Rue de Constantine. At Place de Invalides bear left and then immediately right onto Blvd Des Invalides. Follow it to Rue de Vareene and go left (east) to the museum entrance on your right.

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