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Le Musée Rodin

I was going to leave this museum until a warm, dry day because this is not just any museum, this is a museum with a garden! However, warm, dry days are hard to come by in Paris in February and my impatience got the better of me.


This museum is an understated jewel in Paris' crown in my opinion.

As you can see from this photo, it's located just "deux pas" ("two strides") away from Les Invalides which you can read about here.

It's very easy to visit the two on the same day - and with a stop off at Le Boulanger Jocteur if you want a break!

Anyway, back to the Rodin Museum. The permanent collection is displayed in L'Hotel Biron (situated across a little courtyard from the entrance) whilst the more temporary exhibitions are housed in the same building as the ticket office, along with the gift shop. There are the gardens too, dotted with sculptures, which are lovely to walk around in nice weather.

 

Inside L'Hotel Biron.
Although The Thinker and The Kiss are the two most famous pieces in this collection, there are a whole host of other pieces which are no less breath-taking.
 
"The Cathedral"
"The Ballet Dancer"
 
After that, they start to get a little bit more steamy.
 
 
"The Waltz"
 
"The Kiss"
 

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Open everyday, apart from Mondays, 10am til 17.45.
(Apart from the garden closes at 5pm until the end of March)


Free for 18-25s but 6 euros for a full-priced ticket to the permanent collection, including the gardens.

Edward Munch did this oil painting of Rodin's The Thinker.
It was acquired by the Rodin Museum in 1991.
N.B. L'Hotel Biron will be closing for restoration works towards the end of 2011 until 2013 so go there soon and as the French would say, profitez-bien!
 
 

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