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Discover the Musée Rodin Gardens: A Serene Escape in the Heart of Paris

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A must-visit attraction for art enthusiasts and travelers seeking a picturesque respite from the city, Musée Rodin is dedicated to the work of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, also known as the father of modern sculpture. However, your experience is likely to be incomplete without a visit to the Sculpture Garden which houses some of the most world-renowned sculptures. 

Read on to find out more about the idyllic Musée Rodin gardens, its collection of sculptures set amidst lush foliage, and what to expect during your visit.

Quick Facts About Musée Rodin Gardens

Rodin museum and gardens in Paris
  • Location: The Rodin Museum Gardens are located in Paris, France, at 77 Rue de Varenne, in the 7th arrondissement.
  • Date of opening: 1909
  • Timings: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6:30 PM, except on Mondays when the museum is closed.
  • Architect: The gardens were designed by the French landscape architect Jacques Sgard, who worked on them from the 1920s until his death in 1963.
  • Architectural style: Mix of formal French and English landscaping styles, with elements like fountains, alleys, and terraces.
  • Collection: The gardens are home to over 6,000 plants, including some rare species. They also feature several of Auguste Rodin's sculptures, including his famous "The Thinker" and "The Gates of Hell".

Why Visit the Musée Rodin Gardens?

  • Acquaint yourself with the rich history lying behind the collection of sculptures by Rodin and his protege Camille Claudel.
  • The serene and picturesque atmosphere is ideal for a relaxing day out.
  • Gaze upon some of Rodin’s best works including The Thinker and The Gates of Hell.
  • If you’re an art enthusiast, partake in the regular exhibitions and events held in the garden.

Essential Information to Visit Musée Rodin Gardens

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Opening Hours

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6:30 PM

Last Entry:  5:45 PM

Closed: The Musée Rodin is closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, and 25 December. 

Best Time to Visit

The Musée Rodin Paris Gardens are best visited during the summer months of April to September when the weather is mild and flowers are in full bloom. May and June are particularly beautiful for picnics. If you’re looking for more favorable weather, visiting during the Fall would be the best option. It’s best to arrive early and secure your spot to have a more memorable visit to the Musée Rodin.

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Address: 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France 

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Spanning over 3 hectares, the gardens surround the mansion-turned-museum that was once the house of Auguste Rodin. The gardens are easily accessible by public transportation and is also closely located to the historical Invalides complex.

Things to Do in the Musée Rodin Gardens

Marvel at the Sculptures in Rodin Museum Garden

Marvel at the Sculptures

The Musée Rodin Gardens houses a collection of over 20 bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and marvel at the exquisite details of his most famous works such as "The Thinker" and "The Gates of Hell." In addition to these iconic sculptures, the gardens also feature a number of lesser-known pieces, many of which were donated by Rodin himself in 1916.

Blossoming Garden of Rodin Museum

Walk Through the Blossoming Garden

The sculptures aren’t the only thing that’ll catch your eye in the Musée Rodin Gardens. Treat your senses to a beautiful botanical oasis that adds an ornamental touch to the sculptures. Discover a variety of mini-gardens such as the rose garden, the iris garden, and more. Walk through over 2,000 rose bushes of over 100 varieties as well as a forest of linden trees and ivy-laden lawns. And while you’re making the most of it, be sure to capture a moment near the ornamental pond!

History of the Musée Rodin Gardens

The history of Musée Rodin Gardens can be traced back to 1908 when French sculptor Auguste Rodin purchased a mansion in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. He then transformed the large garden that came with the mansion into an open-air exhibition space and spent his time there sculpting. In 1919, Rodin donated his entire collection to the French government. 

The museum and its gardens opened 8 years later and since then have continued to draw in visitors from across the globe. The Musée Rodin Paris Gardens was designed by a landscape architect named Jacques Sgard who began working on it in the 1920s till his death. Sgard created a beautiful garden that embodies the naturalist style of the 18th century.

Today, the gardens feature some of Rodin’s most distinguished works including The Thinker and The Gates of Hell. The garden also is evergreen throughout the season, lush with botanical species that add a vibrant touch to the sculptures, further adding to the tranquil ambiance.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Musée Rodin Gardens

Q. Are there any guided tours available for the Musée Rodin Gardens?

A. Yes, there are guided tours available for the Musée Rodin Gardens.

Q. Are pets allowed inside the Musée Rodin Gardens?

A. Pets are not allowed inside the Musée Rodin Gardens, with the exception of service animals. 

Q. Is photography allowed inside the Musée Rodin Gardens?

A. Photography is allowed inside the Musée Rodin Gardens. Flash photography and tripods are not allowed. Commercial photography and filming require prior authorization and may require additional fees.

Q. Can I purchase tickets to the museum and gardens online?

A. Yes, tickets can be purchased online in advance here, which is recommended during peak season to avoid long lines.

Q. Are the gardens accessible to visitors with disabilities?

A. Yes, the gardens are wheelchair accessible, with ramps and paths throughout the grounds.