Musée Rodin
Musée Rodin
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Located in this 18th-century hotel (Hotel Biron), Musee Rodin holds an impressive collection of works by this famous French sculptor and his circle as Camille Claudel. The museum also features an exquisit garden and a temporary exhibition hall.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
How to get there
  • Varenne • 2 min walk
  • Saint-François-Xavier • 6 min walk
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  • D468
    Gold Coast, Australia43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting visit in a nice neighbourhood
    Pros - crazy talent and beautiful (limited due to cinstructions) gardens Cons - half of the gardens are under constructions. The audio guide is an extra €6 each which is the dearest we have had in all tourist attractions. When you get the guide they just hand it out to you without explaining how to use so make sure you ask.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • sassymomma5
    66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick visit was plenty for us
    Did a quick visit to see the Thinker and a few other of Rodin’s works. We had already spent a long day walking so my teens were thrilled with the nice garden walk that wasn’t very big and a quick look at the first floor. We hit the ones my kids wanted to see. Easy to get to from the Metro, beautiful museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Katie H
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit to the Rodin museum!
    This museum is wonderful! The inside houses loads of sculptures and paintings and is really easy to navigate. There is so much to see! The outside is also fantastic, with more sculptures situated in extensive gardens. My partner and I really enjoyed the experience and I would highly recommend it! It isn't as busy as some of the more well-known museums such as the Louvre or the Musee D'orsay but it is well worth a visit and probably deserves more recognition.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • nctraveler315
    Winston Salem, North Carolina169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Museum
    We enjoyed this museum. We did not know a lot about Rodin but his sculptures are amazing. The building does not have air conditioning, so just a warning, it can be warm, but it was not miserable. Take the time to walk through the garden and see all of the works in the garden. There is a small cafe to stop and have a glass of wine and relax.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • kunfushuss
    Pennsylvania432 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A journey through Rodin's career
    Intimate museum in a relatively small building. Only about half of the works shown inside are completed and Rodin's, there are a lot of unfinished works. It's interesting but more guided toward taking you through Rodin's career and methods than being "a collection of his works." For someone just looking for the major works, there are a couple inside, but outside is probably more enjoyable. In addition to being a beautiful garden, there are probably a dozen or two sculptures there, including the Thinker and the Gates of Hell (a plaster of which can be seen at the Orsay) All around, if you have interest in a more 'storytelling' kind of art journey of a single artist, and have any interest in Rodin, you will like this museum
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 23, 2023
  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,097 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    After several trips to Paris, I finally decided to visit the Rodin museum. Wonderful surprise. A pearl hidden in the heart of the city. Located in a magnificent palace with a fabulous garden. The works on display are extraordinary pieces of art. The works are divided into interior and exterior. The garden is an oasis of tranquility in the interior of Paris. I recommend without hesitation
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Paul H
    Surrey, United Kingdom56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit, a short distance from the Musee d'Orsay
    A really nicely laid out museum, and very easy walking distance from the Musee d'Orsay. The large sculptures in the garden are fantastic, particularly the Burghers of Calais and Three Shades. There are other artist's works here as well as those by Rodin. There are paintings by van Gogh, Renoir and Sargent and I enjoyed the works by some I hadn't heard of before such as Frits Thaulow. I particularly like the sculptures by Camile Claudel. All in all its a very worthwhile visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Irina L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and peaceful
    The scuplture collection was priceless. Such a gift to be able to scuplt like that and a gift for us to be able to see it. The kisser, the thinker, Balzac, all there for us to admire. The gardens are very peaceful. We were able to relax and even fell asleep on the lounges stratigically placed in the shade. It was one of the best experiences.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Peter T
    Tamworth, United Kingdom408 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum
    Really enjoyed this museum. I would not call it a must do, but on a nice day the gardens are well worth a walk around with the thinker and other fine statues to enjoy. Inside of the house you get a walk through the journey and life of Rodin's work. Its well worth going to see. We did a double ticket with Musee d'Orsay and walked between the two - great value.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Wayne W
    Victoria, Canada27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rhodin’s masterpieces beautifully displayed inside and outside
    The Musee Rhodin in the Hotel Biron exhibits the iconic works of the master sculptor both throughout the lovely gardens and within the classic mansion where he once lived. Located in the heart of Paris it is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and houses the world famous “Thinker” ( Le Penseur ) in the garden along with a gift shop with many replicas in various sizes. Well worth a few hours time.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 23, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The main attraction in this area is the famous Invalides palace and museum, so many tourists oversee this marvel.
This was also my case, as I was some 7,8 times in Paris and never visited it until now. That's why we bought our Museum pass which also includes this museum.
The house, gardens around and exhibitions are so beautiful, and best of all you admire them in peace. Forget the crowds from Louvre, Orsay, Pantheon and other prime attractions.
The museum is not that big, so it wont take much of your time and you'll enjoy famous Rodin sculptures such as The Thinker and Gates of Hell.
Written January 23, 2020
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Tracey C
Bournemouth, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
It was a beautiful morning and the best light to see Rodin’s sculptures in the garden of the museum. 12 euros to get in teenager was free. Highly recommend this museum, beautifully laid out with a cafe in the gardens and a shop for all things Rodin.
Written February 23, 2020
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Architecture and food
Wellington, New Zealand760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We walked here and it was worth the stride, we arrived later in the day, google said shuts at 6:30, at entry and 4:45 told shuts 5:30 then told they clear you out at 5:15 so not much time but so worth it. Rodin’s sculpture is amazing, he changed the world to expressing rather than just realism in his work. It was so good to see the kiss and the fates of hell in the garden, and the thinker of course. Added bonus is the Barbara Hepworth exhibition which was so good as well.
Written January 17, 2020
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is one of the most beautiful museums in Paris. White the purchase of your ticket you have access to the garden and the Hotel Biron where the exhibit pieces are held. One of Auguste Rodin's most famous pieces is here the statue of "The Thinker."

Composed of an 18th-century mansion (Hotel Biron) and a sculpture garden of almost three hectares, the museum houses the sculptures of Rodin. The perfect harmony of the sculpture garden and the charm of the rockery architecture of its Hotel Biron will make your visit a unique moment of your stay in Paris.

Entrance ticket price: 12€ and closed on Mondays.

**Free (permanent collections and garden only) on the first Sunday of each month, from October 1 to March 31.**

If you looking to make a list of museums to visit this is a must. I would highly recommend it. One of m favorite places in Paris.
Written March 21, 2022
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alexgav
Medford, OR230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Spent a few hours here viewing both the sculpture garden and the first floor of the mansion. The Gates of Hell was amazing, and the thinker was pretty cool, especially outside. Inside the work was presented fairly logically, but I was glad I read Rick Steve's review / guide to this museum in his book on Paris. Also the Audio Guide was helpful in explaining various aspects of the sculptures.
Written March 15, 2020
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Jimmy K
Nevada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
One of the many museums well worth experiencing. Buy your entrance ticket (and audio ticket, which I highly recommend) online and in advance. Currently it can be used anytime within the year, at your convenience. The audio is well done and provides a great deal of perspective on Rodin's life, relationships, and how his work evolved through the years. Plan to go when the weather is nice so you can enjoy wandering the lovely sculpture gardens and relax for lunch or a drink at the outdoor cafe. There are many benches around to sit and take in your surroundings, to read or rest your feet. GR Codes are a must to enter museums and most other activities and restaurants, be prepared to show it as it will be scanned for entry.
Written September 3, 2021
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Noni0789
Missoula, MT165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
You have SO many museum options in Paris and after a while they all start to blend together. Rodin has some unique statues, and the grounds/gardens are just beautiful. I've been in September when it was all still green and flowers were everywhere and then again in late November and the fall foliage was gorgeous. You get more than just the art on display when visiting here!
Written January 8, 2020
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Andrew Tsui
San Diego, CA282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Although other Rodin Museums exist in France and internationally, the Musee Rodin Paris holds an additional "stunning" aura due to the location, formerly named Hotel Biron, being the residence of Rodin.

The exhibition consists of a chronological and somewhat categorical organization of Rodin's works as well as those of his students, most notably Camille Claudel, and paintings by other notable artists that were a part of his collection. I was especially stunned by the scale of these sculptures, many of which I had only seen digitally.

The gardens encompassing the main museum building were small, but especially nice when paired with autumn leaves and the breeze. Many notable works by Rodin, such as the Gates of Hell, the Thinker, Monument to Balzac, and Burghers of Calais were dispersed around the garden. There was a wedding going on at the time of my visit, which slightly interrupted the atmosphere.

A visit to the museum should take around an hour although, like other museums, may be shorter or longer depending on your interest and background in art and history. Booking tickets before your visit is also recommended, as it allows you to skip the ticket queue and almost instantly enter the museum premises. Like other museums in Paris, it is free for all individuals aged 18 or under.
Written November 15, 2022
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Greg H
Dayton, OH96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We spent about two hours visiting the museum and surrounding sculpture gardens. The exhibits follow a timeline beginning with his early work and finishing with his public commissions. The museum contains his paintings as well as his clay and plaster models plus a few cast sculptures. It was nice to see the bronze statues in the sculpture garden after seeing the clay or plaster models inside.
Written January 3, 2020
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Libertyville, IL41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Take a pause from the crowded big museums to explore this lovely museum in an 18th century home. We highly recommend the audio guide for more insight to Rodin’s work and life. You’ll spend as much time in the garden as inside.
Written January 26, 2020
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