Musée Rodin reopens the sculpture garden

Published by Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 14 January 2021 at 17h16 · Updated on 14 January 2021 at 17h16
The Musée Rodin is a genuine Parisian rococo architecture gem where are mostly exhibited works by Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. Even though the epidemic does not enable us to visit the museum, the sculpture garden will reopen from Saturday January 17, 2021. This is the occasion to (re)discover works by his master surrounded by greenery.

It is one of the most enjoyed museums in Paris. Open in 1919, the Musée Rodin was set in the former hotel Peyrenc de Moras, also known as the hotel Biron, which was built in 1732. It’s set on rue de Varenne in the heart of the 7th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. Currently closed for health issues, the museums announces the garden and the works displayed in the landscaped garden are reopening fromJanuary 17, 2021.

Start your tour with the famous Thinker that appears in front of the Dôme des Invalides. The group of Bourgeois de Calais heading to the King of England's is the very embodiment of suffering and invites us to think. The monumental Porte de l'Enfer shows Rodin's artistry. At least two hundred characters are here to show Rodin's expressionist artistry.

Photos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée Rodin

At the foot of the southern terrace, the caryatids surround the pitch, Ugolin proudly stands in the pool, eating his children. Hidden in bushes, Orphée tunes her lyre. Snowball tree is already blooming and blossoms of the forsythias peaked between sculptures. More than a garden, you dive into the universe of Rodin's greatest monuments that can be enjoyed when visiting the museum's garden.

Photos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée Rodin

Photos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée Rodin

Photos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée RodinPhotos : Rodin en son Jardin au Musée Rodin

Covering two stories, this museum houses works by Auguste Rodin – considered as one of the fathers of modern sculpture – as well as collections of antique works, paintings and sculptures. Works by his muse, Camille Claudel who was a sculptress and a painter, are also displayed.

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Every year, about 700,000 visitors come and enjoy the 6800 sculptures, 8000 drawings, 10,000 old photographs and 8000 art items exhibited at the hotel Biron and at the villa des Brillants in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine), which makes of the musée Rodin of the greatest museums in France.

A new tour has been set up including a new room enabling us to immerge ourselves into the artist’s universe. Around the hotel de Biron, we find a huge garden with sculptures spreading over three hectares as well as a chapel entirely renovated back in November 2005. 

In other words, this is a beautiful tour of the gardens to enjoy while waiting for the museum to fully reopen!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 16 January 2021

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    Location

    77, rue de Varenne
    75007 Paris 7

    Prices
    Moins de 25 ans: Free
    6 €
    audioguide: 6 €

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.musee-rodin.fr

    Booking
    musee-rodin.tickeasy.com
    01 44 18 61 10

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