We propose to discover the recently renovated Museum Rodin, with its new museography, preserving the essence of the museum’s soul: the historical link between the collections of this famous sculptor and the Hôtel Biron.
In 1908, part of this estate was first occupied by Auguste Rodin to use it as his studios, then in 1911, the complete building and gardens, finally in 1919 the museum was officially opened.
Authentic example of the rocaille architecture that was fashionable in the early 18th century, listed as a historical monument in 1926, the Hôtel Biron had been chosen by Rodin to make it an open place for work and creation as well as for exhibition.
In this renovated museum, you will find many works of art that have never been presented before in a display that enables a more comprehensive, coherent and accessible view of Rodin’s creation, showcasing his works in a contextualized and a more understandable manner.
With a new look at the artist, guided by your conférencier, this tour will therefore focus on Rodin’s work in all its facets, and will be finished by visiting the magnificent garden.
Last, a very sophisticated lighting system, unique in Europe, has been installed that create a warm and intimate atmosphere that will encourage your encounter with each work of art: over the hours and the seasons the lighting changes according to the daylight. This will magnify your discovery of internationally known masterpieces such as “The Thinker”, “The Kiss”, “The Walking Man”…