The Rodin Museum is one of the best kept secrets of Paris. It is actually the former residence of the 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin. Housed in the beautiful 18th century manor Hôtel Biron, this intimate museum and its garden give insight into Rodin’s life and work. Despite the undeniable charm of the interiors, it’s the garden that is the museum’s biggest draw. It’s an absolutely beautiful setting with Rodin’s sculptures set throughout the grounds. The Thinker, the Three Shades, the Doors of Hell, the Burghers of Calais are some of the famous sculptures you can admire in their natural settings. The golden dome of the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower in the background provide the perfect backdrop for Rodin’s works on display.
The Musée Rodin is just a short walk from the Varenne metro stop near Les Invalides. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. It is located at 79 rue de Varenne.