Spring in Paris has just started and it’s time we get out and eat some art. This Parisian mansion is a quiet and surprising gem located in the 7th arrondissement. Walking in its gardens makes you discover most of Rodin’s work, especially representations of his muse: Camille Claudel.

A FEW FACTS ABOUT THE RODIN MUSEUM

  • The museum, inaugurated in 1919, used to be a hotel called “Hotel Biron” built in 1732.
  • From 1905, the hotel was home to many other artists such as Jean Cocteau or Henri Matisse. From 1908, Rodin moves in and starts displaying his artwork and antique collections in the gardens.
  • Rodin offered to leave the integrality of his work to the government in exchange for the hotel being turned into a museum named after him.
  • Many of Rodin’s work has been displayed in the gardens and in a “marble gallery “, we can find some sculptures made under his direction and from his models by students.

“Je donne Ă  l’Etat toute mon Ĺ“uvre plâtre, marbre, bronze, pierre, et mes dessins ainsi que la collection d’antiques que j’ai Ă©tĂ© heureux de rĂ©unir pour l’apprentissage et l’éducation des artistes et des travailleurs. Et je demande Ă  l’Etat de garder en l’hĂ´tel Biron qui sera le musĂ©e Rodin toutes ces collections, me rĂ©servant d’y rĂ©sider toute ma vie.”

HOW TO GET TO MUSEE RODIN?

Musée Rodin Paris

77 rue de Varenne – 75007 Paris

Metro : Tour Eiffel – Invalides

Entrance for the museum and gardens : EUR 10

Free entrance for children under 18 and european citizens up to 26