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"Musee Rodin" Musée Rodin Tip by Dabs

Musée Rodin, Paris: 140 reviews and 304 photos

Last visit April 2014

The museum, devoted to the works of French artist Auguste Rodin, is located in the former Hotel Biron near Invalides. The state bought the Hotel in 1911 and Rodin agreed to donate his entire collection of sculptures and drawings along with his photographs and archives if they devoted a museum to him. They did just that although a couple of years after his death.

Although there's quite a bit to see inside, the warmer months are a better time to visit as many of the sculptures are outside in the garden, a nice place to have a picnic lunch amidst some of his most well known works such as The Thinker, The Burghers of Calais, The Gates of Hell and one of his many statues of Balzac. Come to think of it, you might not to gaze upon Balzac while eating, he's definitely someone that should have never been sculpted in the nude!

Invalides, where Napoleon is buried and also houses the Army Museum, is just a couple of minutes away on foot if you are looking to group sights together.

Address: 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
Directions: Metro: Varennes, Invalides or Saint-François-Xavier
Phone: +33 1 44 18 61 10

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2017
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