Visit: Musee Rodin, 79 rue de Varenne close to Bois de Boulogne, 75007 Paris France
Collect your tickets at the Paris TRIP office located close to the Eiffel Tower, then make your way to the Musee Rodin on your own schedule—you’ll avoid the lines to buy tickets at the museum.
Rodin moved into the Hotel Biron, where the museum stands today, in 1908 and continued his work there until his death. The museum includes 400 pieces of art in its galleries and in the sumptuous gardens. Perhaps the most famous of Rodin’s sculptures, The Thinker (1880), lies in the gardens opposite The Gates of Hell, a work that consumed him over the last three decades of his life. Rodin died before completing this sculpture representing scenes from Dante’s Inferno. Some of the other works located in the gardens include Balzac and The Burghers of Calais. Rodin worked on many busts of friends and famous figures, including the French writer Victor Hugo, the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, and the English socialite-turned-writer Vita Sackville-West.
Duration: 2 hours