Musée Rodin Paris
rance is home to a long list of world’s renowned artists and sculptors. One of them is Auguste Rodin, a famous French sculptor from the 18th century. Rodin is considered to be the father of all modern sculpting. All the famous sculptors before him had all their work based on mythological and allegoric concepts whereas Rodin took a completely different approach and created the most realistic sculptors ever created.
The level of detail and accuracy is simply astounding and worth the huge audience that he constantly gets. Apart from that, he was also an amazing and talented artist and his paintings and sketches are thought to have played a crucial role in his becoming an artist. Today his works are displayed in the Musée Rodin. Seeing the work of Rodin is an experience that is mesmerizing, revealing and simply incredible. Tourists frequently visit the museum and there is a high chance that you would end up in a huge crowd so read on to get crucial tips on how you can make your visit an enjoyable one.
The museum is located at the site of Hotel Biron and the grounds surrounding it in central Paris and nearby is also Rodin’s old residence. The address is 79 Rue de Varenne and is easily accessible from all parts of Paris.
Upon your visit, the most important pieces that you should look for are The Kiss, The Thinker and also The Gates of Hell. The amount of accuracy and detail that these sculptures have in them are a testimony towards the genius that Rodin was. They can be found in the garden of the museum, an extensive area that hosts several other sculptures made by Rodin too.
The museum is home to a vast collection of Rodin’s works which includes 6600 sculptures of all sizes, 8000 amazing drawings, 8000 photographs and 7000 objects d’art. The materials that the sculptures are made from include plaster, terracotta, bronze, wax, marble, stoneware and molten glass. “The Kiss” is one of the most famous sculptures made by Rodin and is one of the sculptures exhibited here.
Rodin’s drawings were also just as impressive as his sculptures and he also used to paint before he started sculpting. You can see several paintings that he did showcased in the museum too. Ruben is considered to be a major influence in his paintings and this influence can indeed be seen in some of the paintings that are exhibited in the museum.
The price of the ticket to the museum is quite expensive. The price of the ticket per person is €80 and if you are visiting in groups of two or more, then the price is €70. However each group can only have a maximum of 4 members. Pay an extra €20 and you can get a designated guide who will provide you with one-one tour of the whole museum.
The whole tour takes about an hour and a half and every single minute is worth spending here. Further details are given below.
Address: 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 44 18 61 10
Timings: 10am to 5pm