The Rodin Museum
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
The Rodin Museum, located on the corner of the Boulevard des Invalides, consists of a central building, the Biron mansion and a captivating garden. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was frequented by artists such as Henri Matisse, Jean Cocteau and Auguste Rodin, who fell for the charm of this property in the very heart of Paris. He decided to settle there in 1908 and transformed the place into a haven for creation. He even went as far as to populate the park with his many sculptures. At the end of his life, Rodin left all his works to the State who made it a museum in 1919, two years after his death. Within the Biron mansion the works and collections of Rodin are presented as though he were still alive. The garden is still inhabited by his sculptures, including those of Balzac and Victor Hugo, without forgetting the most famous “The Thinker” which seems to reign supreme over the park. In the summer, there’s even a café for refreshments and a momentary rest in the centre of the park.