A residence of Auguste Rodin from 1908, this early 18th-century hôtel particulier was donated to the French state by Rodin on the condition that it was to become a museum to display his works. It was christened the Musée Rodin in 1919 and today it still contains many of Rodin’s most significant sculptures.
Despite the undeniable charm of the interiors, it’s the garden that is the museum’s biggest draw. Visitors have the option of taking a coffee in the shaded café while admiring some of Rodin’s most iconic works, including the frequently reproduced The Thinker and the sculptor’s awesome Gates of Hell, inspired by Ghiberti’s Florentine baptistery doors. Inside, among Rodin’s sculptures, drawings, and personal collections, you will find an entire room devoted to his immortalized lover, the sculptor Camille Claudel.
During summer months be prepared to line-up outside this much loved Musée. We say it’s well worth both the wait and the full entry price of 10€. Under 25’s go free.