Knowing Rodin’s work, it’s hard to imagine this genteel 18th Century chateau as their breeding ground. And yet, welcome to the former Hôtel Biron, Rodin’s workshop from 1908 until he died in 1917. Here, you’ll see Rodin’s most famous (and brilliant) sculptures, for real—The Thinker, The Gates of Hell, the marble The Kiss. The museum includes his personal art collection, which features paintings by van Gogh and Renoir, and a collection of works by Rodin’s protégé, Camille Claudel. The grounds are outdoor galleries, and the English rose garden in the back is like an unexpected little sanctuary in which to while away an afternoon.
Went there with about 10 minutes left before closing just wanting to go see the Thinker statue. They let us in for only two euro just to see the statue and hit up the gift shop. Very nice and accommodating. Judging by what I saw, it seems like the right kind of museum for those who like sculptures - less historical stuff like the Egypt stuff at the Louvre, but great art none the less. Next time in Paris, I'll spend more time going through.
The garden and grounds are small but thats' what makes it so pleasing. Not a big fan of his sculptors. but they are displayed in the garden and 'hotel' that is restored where he lived. An interesting man if you read his Bio. Enjoy
Best place to see Rodin's work including some first models of famous works. Also perfect for a stop if you're walking like crazy, the gardens are incredible. You can also have a break at the café right by the gardens.
A must-see in Paris. Spectacular indoor and outdoor exhibits - a personal favorite is the garden behind the permanent exhibit building. Be sure to take your picture with the Thinker, and then walk all the way across the garden to the Gates of Hell. EU nationals age 18-25 get in for free!
I don't love sculptures, but it's hard not to appreciate what an incredible sculptor Rodin was. So many extraordinary works at this museum with a huge garden as well. We'll worth the time.
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