Housed in the 18th-century mansion of Hôtel Biron, the Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) is devoted to the life and works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and displays more than 6,600 sculptures throughout its exhibition rooms and garden.
Visitors can opt for a single Rodin Museum admission ticket, combined entrance to the museum and sculpture gardens, or a combination ticket for the Rodin Museum and the nearby Orsay Museum. To learn more about Rodin’s masterpieces, opt for a private tour of the museum and sculpture garden. If you don’t want to explore the museum on detail, you can simply admire the museum’s striking façade on a bike or Segway tour.
Art and history lovers can also maximize their time in the city with a Paris Museum Pass, which offers access to more than 50 museums and monuments, including the Rodin Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Panthéon, and the Arc de Triomphe.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Visitors are required to pass security checks to enter the museum, and large bags and suitcases are prohibited.
- On-site facilities include restrooms, a gift shop, and a café.
- Audio guides are available in several different languages.
- The Rodin Museum is wheelchair accessible; entrance is free for disability-badge holders.
How to Get There
The Rodin Museum is located on Rue de Varenne in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, close to Les Invalides. You can walk to the museum from the Eiffel Tower (20 to 25 minutes on foot). The the closest Metro stations are Varenne (Line 13) and Invalides (Line 8 and 13).
When to Get There
The museum is open every day except Mondays, year round. The quietest time to visit is on a weekday, and the best time to explore the gardens is in spring and summer, when the roses are in bloom.
Highlights of the Paris Rodin Museum
Rodin’s legendary sculpture The Thinker is one of the museum’s star attractions, but other notable works include The Age of Bronze, The Gates of Hell, and The Hand of God. Visitors can also stroll through the idyllic sculpture garden, where highlights include the Garden of Orpheus, the Garden of Springs, and a series of magnificent rose gardens, and visit the impressively renovated chapel, which serves as a temporary exhibition room. For those keen to see even more, a second collection of Rodin’s works can be found at the Musée Rodin Meudon, located in the Villa des Brillants, the artist’s former home in Meudon, just outside Paris.