Visit the Musée Rodin in Paris
Near our hotel in the 7th arrondissement
The Musée Rodin, also located in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, is located on Rue de Varenne just two minutes on foot from the hotel. Housed in the Hotel Biron, a lovely 18th century townhouse where the famous sculptor lived, this museum on two floors houses numerous works by Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel as well as many other paintings, sculptures and antiques from the Rodin collections.
Outside is the sculpture garden. Across three hectares, it is divided between a rose garden north of the Hotel Biron, and a large lawn to the south. Meanwhile at the end of the garden, a terrace and hornbeam hedge backing onto a trellis conceal a space for relaxation. During the garden’s renovation in 1993, two themed trails from east to west were also created. In the “Jardin d’Orphée” (Garden of Orpheus), plants bloom amid the rocks, the perfect prelude to Rodin’s “Orphée implorant les dieux” (Orpheus begs the gods), while in the “Jardin des Sources” (Garden of Springs), winding paths dotted with water features form as many individual treasures as they do a greater one. Numerous well-known works by Rodin are found within this magnificent sculpture garden, including “Les Bourgeois de Calais” (The Burghers of Calais), “La Porte de l’Enfer” (The Gates of Hell) and Rodin’s most famous work, “Le Penseur” (The Thinker).