The two-storey house where Rodin lived displays his works from the beginning of his career to his last period. You are going to admire his masterpieces like the Thinker. Certainly the most famous french statue around the world. In this respect the Gates of Hell was a source of inspiration and variations during his lifetime. Then, in the lovely quiet garden, you will appreciate the Burghers of Calais, and the monuments to famous French writers such as Balzac and Victor Hugo.
Appart from Rodin’s sculptures, the museum shows a few works of art accomplished by his student and then lover, Camille Claudel. Indeed, she was one of the three women of his life, but the one with whom he spent more than fifty years remained unknown. She was just a young simple sewing girl, called Rose Beuret, when they met, but she inspired him quite a few works. Eventually, among the incredible number of Rodin’s female statues, the most remarkable in my opinion, is the Danaïd.
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Entrance fee : 12 € per adult. Special price for groups, limited to 25 persons per guide.
Opening time : 10h-18h30, closed on Mondays.
This guided tour will bring you very close to Rodin’s creations. The highlights take place in the house and in the garden to enjoy statues as famous as the Thinker or the Burghers of Calais.
Camille Claudel and Rodin's models
This tour specialises more in Rodin’s role models and especially in the great amazing artist Camille Claudel.
My favorite museums
The Louvre is for sure the most famous museum in Paris but there are some less visited places also worthwhile. Visit Jacquemart-Andre museum which offers at the same time some fantastic Renaissance art pieces, furniture and decor dating back to the 18th century. This is one of the most marvellous mansions of Paris, where many receptions were made in the 19th century. Let me explain you the extraordinary life of Nelie Jacquemart who was one of the few female painters of the period. Rodin museum is also one of my favourite museum for its setting, its peaceful garden and the fantastic works done by one of the major sculptor of France. Camille Claudel, Rodin’ student and lover was an excellent artist too. Get a specific tour related with these exceptional women in both museums. Furthermore, don’t miss the Musee d’Orsay where women are so often represented.