Since 1919, the Rodin Museum has preserved and shown the work of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). The museum is on Rue de Varenne just a two minute walk from the hotel. Located in Hôtel Biron, a beautiful 18th century townhouse where the artist spent his last years, it is home to many sculptures including "The Thinker", "The gates of Hell" and "The Burghers of Calais" on which Camille Claudel worked and The Eternal Idol and The Kiss for which she modelled.
The garden, where the Master's works take centre stage, is divided into a rose garden to the north of the house and a large flowerbed to the south.
The chapel, inaugurated in 2005, includes a space for temporary exhibitions, a shop, an auditorium and the entrance hall. With 700,000 visitors per year, the Rodin Museum is one of the most important French museums.
RENOVATION OF HÔTEL BIRON / 2012-2015
The museum is partially accessible during the work. Temporary presentation of masterpieces including The Kiss in the exhibition room. Camille Claudel's works are not currently on display.
Rue de Bourgogne starts at Place du Palais Bourbon, home of the National Assembly, and ends at Rue de Varenne, where several ministries can be found, including Hôtel Matignon, the Prime Minister's home.
Les Invalides is one of Paris' most beautiful monumental sites. Millions of visitors gather below the Dôme des Invalides in front of Napoleon's tomb and discover the wealth of objects in the Musée de l'Armée.
The National Assembly, an important place for parliamentary activities, meets in the Palais Bourbon, on the Quai d'Orsay. Initially a princely home, then a republican palace, the Palais Bourbon can be visited at certain times of the day.
Explore Saint-Germain-des-Pres, just a fifteen minute walk from the hotel! Its boulevard will lead you to one of the most famous squares in Paris, where its literary cafés wrote history.
There, sat on a terrace in front of the church, you can savour the hustle and bustle of Paris.
This stone giant on the Champs-Elysées was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Today, it houses major exhibitions and more unusual events like its show jumping competition.