The Musée Rodin is located in the seventh Arrondissement of Paris in the so called “Hotel Biron”. The artist Auguste Rodin lived here himself in the 18th century. Nowadays the building is visited by about 700,000 people each year.
The attached church was successfully renovated and contains further rotating exhibitions, whereas the museum added yet another exhibition room in 2005. The museum is surrounded by a major park with a size of 3 hectares which contains many sculptures by Rodin. Overall you will find about 300 works by Rodin exhibited here.
Francois-Auguste-René Rodin, or simply Auguste Rodin, was a french sculptor and painter of the late 19th and the early 20th century. The Musée Rodin in Paris however is only one of three museums worldwide that focuses on the life of the artist. You can find other Rodin museums in Philadelphia or in Meudon where Auguste Rodin was buried in the garden beside his wife Rose.
To honor the sculptor Rodin the museum was opened two years after his death. The building of the museum, which was supposed to be torn down to make room for new residential homes, was therefore saved because of Rodin's work.
How to get there
With public transportation:
You can easily reach the Musée Rodin with the bus (Lines 69, 82, 87 and 92), with the Metro, or with the RER.