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Musee Rodin, Paris

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Dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, Musee Rodin is home to the master sculptor's workshop and contains most of his significant creations including "The Thinker," "The Kiss," and "The Gates of Hell." You'll find many of the statues displayed in the lush gardens surrounding the villa. The art on display inside is very diverse, as Rodin was an art collector in addition to being an artist himself. The awesome collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs, and 7,000 objets d’art. Paintings you can see from Rodin’s personal collection include works by Vincent van Gogh, Camille Claudel, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. To visit Musee Rodin and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris trip planner.
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  • A site great. A divine exhibition. Dream gardens for strolling in the heart of Paris. Rodin, a giant, a monster, and the shadow of Camille...
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  • We arrived at Musée Rodin around 10:30 and fortunately it was not very busy. The entry fee is 10€ a person with no senior discount. Apparently, Rodin lived here in the latter part of his life. The hou...  more »
  • The fact that autumn was enlarged the pleasure of visiting it, their gardens, the palais are unforgettable, as much as the work of Rodin
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  • Beautiful museum and park in the middle of the city. The gardens are really peaceful and a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Perfect place to relax. The house contains an amazing collection, as does the outside garden. When I went, I was on crutches for a stress fracture and they supplied me with a wheelchair, which was very helpful. It didn't work very well outside because of the gravel paths, but inside the house it was great. Highly recommend.
  • the best-known of Rodin's works, The Thinker (1880–1882), sits outside the museum in the entry courtyard. Visitors once entered through a cast of The Gates of Hell, located at the main entrance to the museum, which is no longer used. This massive 5.5-m-tall bronze doorway was originally created for the Museum of Decorative Arts (which was to have been located in Paris but never came into existence). Rodin sculpted more than 100 figures for these doors from 1880 until his death in 1917. This casting is one of the three originals; several others have been made since. Several of his most famous works, including The Thinker, are actually studies for these doors which were later expanded into separate works. The museum's several rooms house many more of the artist's works, including The Kiss (1886), Eternal Springtime (1884), The Age of Bronze (1875–76), and The Burghers of Calais, a monument commissioned by the City of Calais in 1884.
  • August Rodin was a leading sculptor whose works are nothing short of remarkable!! The confines of any Museum would not be adequate for this very hard working artist-- so the collection [of sculptures, sketches and paintings PLUS his collection of works by other artists is split between his home outside Paris and his former workshop conveniently located in the Hotel Biron [near the Varennes Metro station]. His works can be found in the old hotel, its surrounding gardens [which add ever so much to those works] as well as the Metro station!! The Museum is also less costly than many others. I hope that this review has been helpful, and you enjoy his works as much as did I!!
  • Absolutely amazing collection of works by Rodin and contemporaries. Impressively expressive works, all the masterpieces, in addition to various studies and stages, exquisitely exposed in the spaces the master inhabited in his final years. The visitor is guided through the rooms roughly by period, and thereby can see the development of the artist through years and periods. The pieces by contemporary artists, painters as well as other sculptors, elegantly support the narrative of the exposition, and deepen the insight into one of the most prolific artistic eras. The garden is absolutely lovely, and the setting and surroundings breathe an almost meditative peace in hectic Paris, which gives all the more room for the inner turmoil of the works on display. Those who leave do not look at the world the same way as when they entered. Highly recommended, and very reasonably priced.
  • Peaceful, beautiful, quiet, secluded. Nowhere near as much art as The Louvre, but going through this museum is like thumbing through Rodin's sketchbook and masterpieces. Go early and be among the first there to discover Rodin personally. I highly recommend it-- you will LOVE it!!
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