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Musee Rodin, Paris

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Dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, Musee Rodin is home to the master sculptor's workshop and contains most of his significant creations including "The Thinker," "The Kiss," and "The Gates of Hell." You'll find many of the statues displayed in the lush gardens surrounding the villa. The art on display inside is very diverse, as Rodin was an art collector in addition to being an artist himself. The awesome collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs, and 7,000 objets d’art. Paintings you can see from Rodin’s personal collection include works by Vincent van Gogh, Camille Claudel, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. To visit Musee Rodin and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris trip planner.
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  • From childhood dreamed to get into the Musee Rodin, when she read a book about it, and the amazing thing is, when I learned the details of his work and relationship with his assistant, realized that already different attitude to it. The perfect place to enjoy high art, beautiful sculptures and love the true creator-Camille Claudel. You can also reflect on discrimination against women, and about plagiarism, and how men's heads of women aspire to glory.
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  • Amazing Museum! The sculptures are very beautiful, the place also ... is a wonderful experience. Recommend.
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  • This was a lovely little escape after the hubbub of visiting the always busy Eiffel Tower nearby. It was interesting to see the different bronze and terracotta moulds of Rodin as well as art by himsel...  more »
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  • It is interesting to see what happens with a piece of clay and the sculptor in his head before the emergence of something beautiful
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