A tour of the Rodin Museum in Paris is well worth a couple hours of your time. We did not plan to tour this museum, but when I saw it on the map, so close to our Eiffel Tower picnic location, we decided to visit and check it out.
Renovation work was being done while we were there, which was unlucky. It meant we did not get to see the interior exhibitions and were relegated to the outdoor displays only. That was fine by me, the sun was out and the garden statues beckoned.
Rodin (the man) will likely jog your memories for his famous sculpture known as The Thinker. You may not even need to scroll down to see the iconic bronze statue of a man with
Details & Information
- Daily, except Mondays. Museum, garden and shop : from 10:00 to 17:45.
- Late night opening on Wednesday until 20:45.
Prices include access to the exhibition Rodin: The Laboratory of Creation and the garden of the Musée Rodin.
- Full rate – 7 €
- Reduced rate – 5 €
Website: Rodin Museum, Paris
How To Get There
The closest Metro station is at Varenne. There are also a few other Metro stations that are within close walking distance to the Museum. We walked from the Eiffel Tower, around the Army Museum, and into the museum grounds. The walk is a nice way to see the surrounding area.
Rodin Museum Photos
The grounds around the museum are studded with rose bushes, hydrangeas, and other lovely plants.
Andrew doing his best impression of The Thinker.
View of gold Dome of Les Invalides, a short walk away from the museum.
Where to Stay in Paris
For the four nights that we stayed in Paris our accommodation was the well situated Novotel Paris 17th. For three people staying in one room with 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed cost $561. Considering we only booked a few weeks before we departed, in the prime of summer tourist season, we got great value for money. Many other hotels in the area cost a lot more.
For other hotels in Paris, check out Booking.com Paris. They have a great range of hotels to suit all budgets, with FREE cancellation on most rooms.