The Rodin museum occupies the hôtel particulier where the sculptor lived in the final years of his life. The Kiss, the Cathedral, the Walking Man, portrait busts and early terracottas are exhibited indoors, as are many of the individual figures or small groups that also appear on the Gates of Hell.
Rodin's works are accompanied by several pieces by his mistress and pupil, Camille Claudel. The walls are hung with paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Carrière and Rodin himself. Most visitors have greatest affection for the gardens: look out for the Burghers of Calais, the Gates of Hell, and the Thinker.
Rodin fans can also visit the Villa des Brillants at Meudon (19 av Rodin, Meudon, 01.41.14.35.00), where the artist worked from 1895.
|Venue name:||Musée National Rodin|
79 rue de Varenne
|Opening hours:||10am-5.45pm Tue-Sun (gardens until 6pm)|
|Price:||€6; €5 reductions; free under-18s, all 1st Sun of mth. PMP. Exhibitions €7; €5 reductions; free under-18s. Gardens €1; free under-18s.|
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