Musée Rodin deserves the title of best Paris sculpture museum. The three masterpieces exhibited in the museum are the thinker, the gates of hell and the burghers of Calais. Auguste Rodin, a famous artist in his time, has created strong and expressive sculptures. The museum is housed in a superb 18th century manshion with a large park near Les Invalides. The Bourdelle Museum and the Zadkine Museum are two other great sculpture museums in the city. Paris museums.
The Musée Rodin is housed in a lovely 18th century mansion in the city. It displays a first class collection of Rodin sculptures. All of these sculptures were donated by the artist together with his interesting atelier in Meudon near the city, which can also be visited. The large French style garden of Rodin Museum with a view of Les Invalides is a pleasant oasis in the middle of the busy city. The visit of Musée Rodin is altogether quite interesting and relaxing. Cafeteria. Count two hours.
Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917), a french sculptor, brought vigor to the otherwise academic art of his time.
The thinker, his most famous work, is displayed at the museum. The gates of hell, inspired by the Divine Comedy, and the burghers of Calais are stunning pieces of art too.
These expressive sculptures were a shock when they appeared in the France of the late 19th century. They brought instant celebrity to the artist who then got many orders.
Paris metro: Varenne metro station on line 13
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Open daily, except Mondays. Museum, garden and shop open from 10am to 6.30pm. Last tickets sold at 5.30pm. Museum closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Admission fee: 12 euros
Located near Musée Rodin, Hotel Muguet is also 2 minutes from Les Invalides and 15 minutes to the Eiffel Tower. It offers modern-style rooms with an LCD TV. All of the rooms at Hotel Muguet have a telephone and a wake up service. Each has a private bathroom with amenities and a hairdryer.
A lift services all of the rooms and some have views of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel serves a daily continental breakfast in the dining room. Other facilities include a 24-hour front desk, a newspaper ordering service and free Wi-Fi access.
The city has two good and little known sculpture museums complementing the world famous sculpture departments of the Louvre and the Rodin Museum.
Bourdelle Museum, a museum created by Bourdelle himself, 18, rue Antoine Bourdelle 75015
Zadkine Museum: 100 bis, rue d'Assas 75006