Rodin Museum

If you are a devoted admirer of the great French artist and his work, a trip to the Musee Rodin (Rodin Museum) can help you acquire fresh knowledge on his life and work.

It is situated on a former property of the artist, far away from the noise and crowd of the city. The edifice is a superb 18th century mansion, surrounded by a beautiful garden. Nearby, there is another famous monument, Le Dome des Invalides, where Emperor Napoleon I is entombed.

The museum contains over 6,000 sculptures of the artist, as well as paintings and sketches. In spite of the fact that it was the art of sculpture that brought him fame, Rodin created also vigorous and very expressive drawings.

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Right at the museum’s entrance, the visitor is welcomed by the most acclaimed sculpture of the artist, The Thinker. Some others sculptures gracefully decorate the garden, offering the impression of an open air exposition. However, most of the works are displayed indoors.

Of different sizes, they were made using a great diversity of materials, like marble, wax, stoneware or terracotta. The entire museum offers a complete perspective over the sculptor’s creation, gathering works from all his artistic stages.

Besides, portraits of Rodin’s family and friends, painted by him, can also be admired here, as it is widely known that he loved painting his close ones.

The Rodin Museum is open all year long, so it doesn’t matter which season you pick for visiting it, because the impression created by the works displayed here is equally powerful.

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