Guide to Rodin Museum in Paris: Tickets & Tips

Ezgi P aktualisiert am July 28, 2021
Rodin Museum in Paris in France

The Rodin Museum has a massive collection of sculptures, drawings and photographs. Nearly 300 works of Rodin, are on display in the museum. There are works of some other artists as well.

The building where the Museum Rodin is located is not only a private townhouse reflecting the architecture of early 18th century, but it is also a heritage site of France, remnant of the Old Regime. Auguste Rodin used to rent the ground floor rooms of this building for using as a studio and residence. 

Let's discover what this precious typical museum of Paris has to offer to visitors. Find below all important information about Rodin Museum.

What can I do at the Rodin Museum in Paris?

Rodin's works were pioneer in his time with realistic style, which influenced greatly the modern sculpture. Here are the highlights of the place:

Garden of Orpheus & Garden of Springs

The beautiful gardens of the museum are perfect to find peace where you can see Rodin's renowned sculptures like "The Thinker", "The Gates of Hell" and "The Burghers of Calais".

The Thinker (Le Penseur)

The Thinker in Paris in France

Rodin chose this work as his tombstone. The seated bronze figure seems deeply focused in thoughts representing Dante, the writer of the Divine Comedy. 

The Gates of Hell (La Porte de l'Enfer)

It is said that while creating this work, Rodin got inspiration from two literary sources; the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri and The Flowers of Evil of Charles Baudelaire. There are 180 figures on this work.

Portrait of Père Tanguy (Vincent Van Gogh)

It was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1887. He made three portraits of Julien Tanguy. This portrait in Rodin's museum is the last in the serie and most advanced one in the technic. Van Gogh was influenced by Japanese Ukiyo-e movement. In the background an Ukiyo-e drawing can be seen in this painting.

Camille Claudel Room

Rodin and Camille Claudel had a passionate and stormy relationship which influenced their art. Claudel was also a talented sculptor and a student of Rodin. You can see some of her works in Camille Claudel room.

Entrance, Tickets and Tours 

Rodin Museum- The Thinker in Paris in France
  • Tickets: This ticket is valid for the Permanent Collection, Temporary Exhibitions and Sculptures Garden
  • Get your Rodin Museum Online Tickets and skip the line
  • Tours: The tours are limited with 8 participants. It is possible to learn about the details of some works in Rodin's from a professional guide. You can get information from the museum's official website.
  • To save time, money and avoid hassle, you can prepare your trip by buying the Paris Museum Pass. It gives access to more than 50 museums in Paris. A must-have !
Paris Museum Pass: Online Ticket
Musée Rodin Skip The Line Ticket

How to get to the Rodin Museum

Metro: The closest station is "Varenne" on the metro line 13. As you get out of the station Rodin's sculptures greets you. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where is the Rodin Museum in Paris?

The building where the Museum Rodin is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. It is not only a private townhouse reflecting the architecture of early 18th century, but it is also a heritage site of France, remnant of the Old Regime. Auguste Rodin used to rent the ground floor rooms of this building for using as a studio and residence. 

How long does it take to visit Rodin Museum in Paris?

It takes between 1 or 1.5 hours to see the entire museum for an average visitor. It is possible to extend your stay in the vast scultpture garden of the building.

How much is the entrance to the Rodin Museum in Paris?

Can ı see "The Thinker" statue at the Rodin Museum in Paris?

Yes. You can see "The Thinker" as one of the most well known statues of Rodin in the garden of the Rodin Museum in Paris. 

History of the Rodin Museum in Paris

Auguste Rène Rodin is considered as the ancestor of the modern sculpture. He created some of the most well known sculptures in history such as The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell.

The museum building was called as Biron Hotel, where Rodin resided from 1908 until his death in 1917. In the 1900's, many renowned artists resided here including Henri Matisse, Jean Cocteau, Isadora Duncan.

The artist was very interested in art collection. A year before his death, he donated his entire sculpture collection and many important paintings from Van Gogh, Claude Monét and Rénoir to the French State in order to create a museum. It has been serving as a museum since 1919.

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