In the heart of the Left Bank, near the Bon Marché, the Maillol Museum holds a permanent collection of paintings, drawings, tapestries and sculptures by the multi-talented, turn of the 20th century artist, Aristide Maillol. Close to Rodin, as well as Nabis artists, Maurice Denis and Pierre Bonnard, Maillol is credited with reinventing modern sculpture. And some of his most striking work can be seen in the Tuileries Garden.
A residential building in the 19th century, the museum was once home to famous figures such as the poet Alfred de Musset. In the 1950s it became a cabaret run by the Prévert brothers. And finally, in 1995 Aristide Maillol’s last muse, Dina Vierny, transformed the edifice into a museum. Integrated into its façade, the building also features the majestic 18th-century public fountain the Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons, sculpted by Edme Bouchardon.
Modern art in the spotlight
On the ground floor, the Salle à Colonnes hosts a program of temporary exhibitions devoted to the artists and characters who have marked their era, giving pride of place to contemporary and Modern art. You can also enjoy a light meal or pastry at the Café des Frères Prévert, and browse through the extensive selection of art books and design objects at the book and gift shop.
An audioguide in six languages will deepen your appreciation of this permanent collection on the upper floors.
Access and contact
Metro : Line 12, station Rue du Bac
Bus : Lines 63, 68, 69, 83, 84, 94 et 95
Days and opening hours
From 01/01 to 31⁄12, daily between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm. The museum is open daily during temporary exhibition. Night time on friday intill 8:30pm.
- 13.5 €
- Adult: 13.50 € Child (7-17 years): 11.50 € Student: 11.50 € Job seeker: 11.50 € Large family: 40 € (2 adults and 2 children (7-17 y.o)).
Free entry for children < 7 years. Group rate available for > 15 people.
- Ticketing in number
Single mean time tour120 mins
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently