This is where Auguste Rodin spent the last years of his life, from 1908 to 1917. Since then, his superb sculptures and ... More
This is where Auguste Rodin spent the last years of his life, from 1908 to 1917. Since then, his superb sculptures and private art collection have been housed here. There are a number of sculptures in the garden, including his best-known piece, the Thinker. Trees provide welcome shade and the benches placed beneath make these peaceful surroundings the perfect spot for meditation and relaxation. An annex to this museum; the Villa des Brillants, which the artist bought in 1895; is located in Meudon. Call ahead or check the website for hours of operation.
I loved the gardens, jardin de Rodin is my favorite place to stroll. His work is breathtaking!!! I first saw his work at Stanford in the garden in 2001, 3 times since in Paris and again in Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of Art on their opening day....I can't get enough of Rodin...The best place to view his work is Paris by far!!!
Walked here after spending the morning at the Musee d'Orsay, and paid 1 euro to enter the beautiful gardens. We packed sandwiches and fruit and sat on a bench to eat lunch. Definitely worth the money for a nice spot to have a little picnic!
Loved every minute I was there. Spectacular art!!! The grounds are also beautiful. Planned to go to the Dali museum instead of the Rodin Museum, but Dali was closed so went here. I'm glad we did, it was great!
It's small, but I enjoyed this museum of all the ones I toured in Paris. Very, very charming interior, and the gardens were wonderful!
The lighting is wonderful; would recommend a mid-afternoon visit.
Get your tickets in advance because there is usually a long line for ticket purchases at the museum.
I traveled with Contiki, a travel company for 18-35 year olds this year to Paris among many other countries and they showed us the Musse Rodin. We had a great tour guide too who gave us the freedom to see what we wanted to see.
It was awesome!
The sculptures (and a few of his other works) are what you came to see. There is an outstanding sculpture garden, rarely crowded. They have a room full of Camille Claudel's work.
One minus - too many things are behind glass.
Rodin's sculpture is like seeing life reduced to its essential beauty. His subjects reflect that which was truly important to him, the expressive faces, the depth of feeling in posture and most importantly, their hands. Look at the detail in The Burghers of Calais or the defiance in some of the pieces in the garden, the intensity of Le Penseur or the larger than life sheer presence of Balzac nearby. Musee de Rodin is worth every second you can spend there.
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