// PARIS // 7e //

musée rodin

come for the art, stay for the garden

Paris is full of beautiful art museums. I mean, you don’t even need to go into a museum to experience beautiful historic works of art — the city itself is just that. Many of the museums in Paris are very hyped. Most live up to the hype. Musée Rodin is no different. Sure, it is still teeming with tourists every day, but it’s a much less hectic experience than waiting in line to get into the Louvre or dealing with the strict no photos rule at Orsay.

Musée Rodin is a one man show, and therefore a little more of a curated, refined experience. Big enough to draw you in and envelop you in the romance of impressionism, small enough to not overwhelm. Where the Louvre is a palace and Orsay a former train station, Musée Rodin is in a mansion, and as grand as it is, it feels homey. As for the impeccably pruned gardens, the perfect context for Rodin’s works to shine and the perfect habitat for art lovers to coexist with them.

the details

Address77 Rue de Varenne, Paris
Hours10-18:30 everyday, closed Monday
Price$$ – general admission tickets are 13€ on site (14€ if you purchase online)
AestheticI mean, it is the asthetique 

good to know

Go here for: an artful experience, to be immersed in an artist’s world

Amount of time to spend: it’s not too big of a museum so 2 hours is plenty to leisurely make your way through the museum and spend some time in the garden too

When to come: golden hour for the best lighting

Getting here: the closest station is Varenne (13), but it’s also a pretty short walk from La Tour-Maubourg (8) and Invalides (8, 13 and RER C)

Other things to note: 

  • They have bundle tickets for Orsay and Rodin for 24€. They also have audio guides available for an add on purchase.
  • Free admission for youth (anyone under the age of 26 in Europe)

Last visited: May 2019

Last updated: September 2022

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