The Musée Rodin, at the heart of Paris, is visited both for the beauty of the site and of Rodin's work.
How do I get to the Rodin Museum?
Address19 Boulevard des Invalides
A showcase for art
The Musée Rodin is a haven of beauty and tranquillity. Art has found a beautiful setting here, with works from Rodin and from Camille Claudel, as well as a magnificent private collection of paintings, sculptures, and ancient art.
A masterpiece of Parisian architecture, the Hôtel Biron was originally a private mansion. The French state purchased the building, and Rodin donated his works in exchange for the right to live there. The Hôtel Biron, the park, and chapel then became the Musée Rodin, where his works and collections are exhibited.
Built in 1874, the Neogothical style was reworked after the museum's opening. Its characteristics are elegantly both Neogothical and very modern. Works by Rodin are displayed in the nave.
There are two thematic walks that embellish the garden: the "Garden of Orpheus", with vegetation and rocky elements, and the "Garden of Springs", with paths winding between watering holes. You can see his famous sculptures, including "The Thinker", "The Gates of Hell", and "The Burghers of Calais".