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    Musée Rodin

    79, rue de Varenne (7th Arr.)

    Paris

    (33) 01-44-18-61-10 | www.musee-rodin.fr

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    • ATTRACTION

      Sculpture Museum
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Tue.-Sun.: 10:00am-5:45pm; Mon.: Closed; Jan. 1, May 1, and Dec. 25: Closed
    • PRICE (ADMISSION)

      Museum: Family: EUR 10; Adult: EUR 6; Youth (18-25): EUR 5; Child (under 18): Free; Exhibition and Museum: Family: EUR 10; Adult: EUR 10; Youth (18-25): EUR 7; Child (under 18): Free; Gardens: Adult: EUR 1; Youth (18-25): EUR 1; Child (under 18): Free
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Summer; weekends; first Sunday of the month
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      No
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      None
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      The Thinker; sculpture garden
    • ALLOW

      1-3 hours
    • METRO

      Varenne
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    VIBE

    Housed in the grand 18th century manor Hôtel Biron, which Rodin used as his residence and studio during the final years of his life, this intimate museum and sculpture garden gives unparalleled insight into the artist’s life and work. (And all thanks to Rodin himself–he bequeathed his home to the government on the condition that it be used as a museum of his works.) The collection includes many of Rodin’s most famous sculptures, like The Thinker and The Kiss, as well as works given to him by his friends (think Van Gogh and Renoir) and mistress Camille Claudel.

    GO HERE WITH

    Art lovers; friends; a date - for a stroll in the sculpture garden; kids - for the reasonable family entrance rates and child-friendly exhibits

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    We dig being able to ramble around Rodin’s property as we look at the works, particularly the sculpture garden, which is absolutely gorgeous in the summer. It’s also a plus that the presentation of the artwork is simple, elegant, and informative–a delight after the overwhelming bulk of the Louvre. Another good point: the crowds here are decidedly smaller than at other museums.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Nada.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    There’s a small casual café in the garden, which makes a nice spot for a relaxed summertime drink. Entry to the museum is free on the first Sunday of every month. The family rate ticket covers two adults and any accompanying children under 18. If you’re really into Impressionist art, you can also get a combo pass for the Musée d’Orsay for EUR 12. Audio guides are available for EUR 4 in French, English, Portuguese, German, and Spanish.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Musée d’Orsay (Paris); Musée de l’Orangerie (Paris)


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