The Rodin Museum was opened in 1916 on the initiative of Auguste Rodin. The artist's sculptures are exhibited in his summer house and its wonderful gardens. The summer house is truly charming, made in the Rococo style. Rodin donated his works of art and sculptures to the city with the aim of displaying the works in his summer house where the entire world could see them. The rich collection consists of 6,500 sculptures, mostly made of marble, bronze, plaster, as well as 10,000 sketches, drawings, photographs.
In addition to Rodin's personal works, the museum also exhibits works of art that the sculptor collected during his lifetime. Here visitors shall find a collection of 1700 paintings and hundreds of sculptures and photographs that are the work of famous artists. One of the rooms of the museum is dedicated to the works of Claudel Camille. She was Rodin's mistress and loyal collaborator.
The gardens of the museum cover an area of 3 hectares. Here are exhibited sculptures of the Motherland, of which the most famous are the Gates of Hell, Balzac, the Thinker and many others. Christian Dior fashion shows have been held here for several years in a row.
Regular ticket price for the Gardens only is 4 eur.
The regular ticket price for the Rodina Museum is 12 euros.
Reduced ticket price: 9 euro - for students.
Working hours of the Rodin Museum
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00a.m to 6:30 p.m
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