Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin - Paris

A stone’s throw from the Hôtel des Invalides, a romantic and cultural stroll awaits visitors, around the world and work of Auguste Rodin, the father of modern sculpture.
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Description

Rodin spent his last days here, in the Hôtel Biron, a beautiful 18th-century mansion. In 1916, a year before his death, he bequeathed his life’s work and all his belongings to the French state, on the condition that it bought the building and turned it into the Rodin Museum. The museum opened in 1919 and there it exhibits the artist’s masterpieces, including iconic works like “The Thinker” and “The Kiss.” The layout of the museum is intended to show the artist’s creative process, using plaster works to illustrate the development of his oeuvre. Organised both chronologically and thematically, the display includes works from Rodin’s own collection, from photographs and antiques to paintings, like Van Gogh’sFather Tanguy” and “The Thinker” by Edvard Munch. There is also a moving section devoted to the works of Camille Claudel, the visionary sculptor’s lover and muse.

Finish up your visit with a walk around the garden, which provides a stunning backdrop for the museum. Take a stroll around the expansive grounds, divided into woodlands, water gardens, rose gardens, lawns and flower beds, and there, nestled among the trees and bushes, discover… some of the artist’s major works! Displaying works from “The Burghers of Calais” to “The Gates of Hell,” Rodin’s bust of Balzac and “The Thinker”, the garden is a true open-air museum.

At the heart of the garden, the museum’s café terrace offers, on fine days, a lovely setting for a quick break.

TOP TIP: the admission ticket to Rodin Museum’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.

Community facilities

Access and contact

19 boulevard des Invalides
75007 Paris 7ème

Metro: Varenne (line 13) or Invalides (line 13, line 8)

RER: Invalides (line C)

Bus: 69, 82, 87, 92

Vélib’ bike hire: 9 boulevard des Invalides

Parking: Boulevard des Invalides

Days and opening hours

From 01/01 to 3101 between 10 AM and 5.45 PM. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on bank holidays. The crates close at 5.15 pm.
Closed early on 24 and 31 December at 4.45pm. Last ticket at 4:15pm.

Prices

  • 12 €
  • Adult: 12 €.

    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Garden accessible via specific ticket. Free for every 1st Sunday of the month.

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French

Single mean time tour

90 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
  • accessible communal toilets
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Auditif
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Mental
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
Sanitaires
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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