Definitive guide

Musée Rodin

Auguste Rodin’s works and personal collections are all gathered on the grounds of the spectacular Musée Rodin.

The Musée Rodin, opened in 1919, is a museum primarily dedicated to the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The Museum’s main site is at the Hôtel Biron, in central Paris, where Rodin used to use as a workshop. A second centre was established at the artist’s old home Villa des Brillants at Meudon.

The Musée Rodin famously houses Rodin’s most famous pieces, including The Thinker , The Kiss and The Gates of Hell . The gallery is much appreciated and draws a great number of visitors every day, so we recommend booking your entries for the Musée Rodin here to avoid long queues at the entrance.

Musée Rodin in Paris facade
Author: Dalbera. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Even if a great number of pieces are by Rodin himself, the works included are also from the artist’s personal collection. There are several pieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and Claudel to name a few.

The monumental collection is spread both inside the Hôtel Biron and outside, in its gardens. The total count amounts to an impressive 6,600 sculptures in various materials, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 photographs and 7,000 other artefacts.


Rue de Varenne 77, 7th arrondissement

Tickets and price

Since the Musée Rodin is so popular, it’s advisable to reserve your entry in advance and skip the queues at the museum. You can still buy an entry on the day, but you might have to queue for a long time and - if it’s a busy day - not be able to get in. You can get your ticket online here .

Adult Under 18 or EEA residents under 26
€13 free

Entry to the Musée Rodin is also included in the Paris Museum Pass, so if you plan on visiting a decent amount of attractions during your stay in Paris, we highly recommend getting the Pass - you can get yours here . The Museum Pass will give you free access to all the most important sights in the city.


1st Jan, 1st May, 25th Dec
Day Opening time Last admission Closure
Tue-Sun 10:00 am 5:30 pm 6:30 pm
1st Jan, 1st May, 25th Dec Closed Closed Closed


Method Métro Bus RER
Lines 13, 8 69, 82, 87, 92 C
Stops Varenne, Invalides - Invalides

Nearby sights

Les Invalides - just west of the Rodin Museum.

Musée de l’Armée - just west of the Rodin Museum.

Musée d’Orsay - 1 km (0.6 miles) northeast, 13-minute walk.

Place de la Concorde - 1.2 km (over 0.7 miles) north, 16-minute walk.

Musée de l’Orangerie - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) north, 17-minute walk.

Petit Palais - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) north, 17-minute walk.

Author: 1 Author: Dalbera. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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