Musee Rodin is one of the biggest museums in France with 700000 visitors each year and a collection of almost 30000 sculptures, drawings, photographs and other works of art. Although these are not all displayed at the same time, there is still a huge quantity of works to admire in this superb Parisian museum. It is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Hotel de Suede, at the heart of Paris.
Musee Rodin : a cultural landmark 500m from the Hotel de Suede
The Musee Rodin is a real treasure trove of art! This magnificent private mansion dating from the beginning of the 18th century, is easily accessible from the Hotel de Suede. It houses not only the work of Rodin the sculptor, painter, drawer and photographer, but also the treasures of Rodin the collector. The artist effectively gleaned over the years a host of assorted objects, often antiques, from Greece, Rome and the Middle East.
After admiring these thousands of works, you can amble through the 3 hectares of gardens of the Hôtel Biron, which shelter numerous sculptures by Auguste Rodin, as well as savour some refreshments in the splendid museum café, popular with Parisians.
Musee Rodin : practical information
Musee Rodin : 79 rue de Varenne – Paris 7th arrondissement
Open every day except Monday from 10 am to 5.45 pm (Museum, garden, shop and cafe)
Open late on Wednesdays until 8.45 pm
Museum closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
Gardens close at 5 pm from 1st October to 31st March
Telephone : 0033 1 44 18 61 10
Official website of the Musee Rodin Paris
Metro stations: “Varenne”, line 13 or “Invalides”, lines 8 and 13
R.E.R: “Invalides”, line C