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.
Houses both famous and more obscure pieces by Rodin. It was quite interesting to see his work at various stages. Housed in a mansion Rodin used to live in and surrounded by a beautiful rose and statuary garden. A bit sweaty in early July, but definitely worth it. Make sure to check out The Gates of Hell - it's an astonishing piece.
I had passed on visiting this museum, thinking that other art was more important. A friend corrected my error, and I am delighted to have spent some time there. The sculptures are magnificent, of course. But the real importance of this place is the way that Rodin's story is told. Don't miss it.
I didn't think that sculpture was one of my preferred art forms, so I begrudgingly went to this museum with my travel companions. Once I was there I was surprised by how beautiful the sculptures were. The museum wasn't big but the sculpture garden was a nice size. I enjoyed every second of this museum. I highly recommend it.
If you love sculpture then you will love Rodin and this fantastic museum. Good entry price but quite long queues so it's wise to pre-book your tickets. There's also a lovely cafe on the side of the gardens with the most fantastic salads. Well worth a visit.
Love the indoor/outdoor aspect of this museum. Beautifully set up. You don't have to dedicate an entire day to see everything here. Every person I've gone with here has enjoyed it!