Enter a world dedicated to sculpture at one of Paris's most evocative museums: Musée Rodin, set in Hôtel Biron, the central Paris mansion which houses the museum, situated near Les Invalides.
It's surrounded by beautiful gardens and contains the finest works of the prolific Auguste Rodin, quite simply one of the greatest sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
During your visit you will not only spend time with 'The Thinker', who is forever in thought in the verdant gardens, but you'll also discover a world-leading collection of some 6,800 sculptures, 8,000 drawings and more than 10,000 photographs. You'll understand for yourself that Rodin's talents and passions went far behind sculpture. Curious for more?
Buy your tickets for the Musée Rodin now - and you'll see why this delightful museum attracts more than 700,000 visitors each year.
The museum, the sculpture garden, the temporary exhibition, the shop and the café are open from 10:00 to 17:45 from Tuesday to Sunday. Last access at 17:15.
In winter, the sculpture garden closes earlier (at dusk).
Closing: The Rodin Museum is closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Early closing on December 24th and 31st at 16:45 (last access at 16:15).
Picasso - Rodin: 2 artists, 2 museums, 1 exhibition-event: until January 2, 2022.
Dream of Egypt: from October 18, 2022 to March 5, 2023. The exhibition not to be missed for the start of the 2022 school year in Paris which tells us about the passion and the links which unite Rodin to Egyptian culture.
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Auguste Rodin was not only one of the world's greatest sculptors. He was so much more, because the creator of 'The Thinker' was also a passionate art collector. At the Musée Rodin you'll quickly discover the extent of that passion, with 25,000 objects on display, including important paintings and photographs, as well as documents and drawings. Before you enter Hôtel Biron, in later life Rodin's personal studio, take time to admire the building, a distinguished piece of 18th century Paris architecture. Once you walk in, our advice is simply to lose yourself in the museum's displays, all the better to understand how and where Rodin found inspiration for his often monumental sculptures. One room is dedicated to the work of Camille Claudel, a sculptor he worked with and with whom he had a relationship. There are also priceless pieces by Renoir, Claude Monet, and Van Gogh, collected as Rodin's fame and wealth grew.
The greatest works, however, are in the spectacular formal gardens which surround the museum. These exhibit, in the open air as Rodin preferred, his most famous sculptures. 'The Thinker' remains a show-stopper today, effortlessly conveying emotion, which is near-impossible to convey in a sculpture. The sculpture garden extends over three hectares in all and takes in beautiful floral displays and a rose garden. Two themed walks are available to make the most of these extensive green spaces: to the east the Garden of Orpheus where plants thrive in rockeries and to the west, the water of the Garden of Springs.
The Musée Rodin is easy to get to by Metro, RER or Vélib'. Buy your tickets now and meet one of the world's most famous sculptors in the place where he wanted his work to be shown. You will never forget your visit to one of the most intimate of Paris museums!