When it comes to Parisian museums, you would normally opt to visit just the big ones such as the Louvre, Orsay, etc unless you had enough time to spare for a couple of the rest. If you actually do end up with that kind of time, we recommend visiting a few small and underrated museums in the French capital.
The Rodin Museum is one of those museums you should try visiting on your Parisian trip. This captivating art gallery is located at the center of the city, and is dedicated to the artworks of popular French artist Auguste Rodin. The Rodin Museum was a former private mansion, and boasts a luxurious French classical garden on its premises. Sometimes, you may find it hard to make the best out of your Rodin Museum Tour, especially if you are a first-timer. However, you can tackle this issue by planning your Rodin Museum Tour strategically.
Most of the impressive Rodin Museum sculptures are housed in the garden here, amidst multi-colored rose and hydrangea bushes. Some of those popular options include The Thinker, The Gates of Hell, Honore de Balzac, etc. after contemplating on these outdoor exhibits, enter the museum and get astounded by such romantic sculptures such as The kiss and the Fugit Amor. Both these statues are made of marble and bronze.
In addition, pay a visit to the former abode of Auguste Rodin, Hotel Biron. Here, you can dwell in the inspiring exhibition of Rodin’s and his student Camile Claudel’s artworks. Furthermore, the Art Nouveau style of the rooms is sure to leave you slack-jawed. Try reaching the museum in the morning so that you can contemplate on most of the artworks here. It is recommended that you choose an audio guided tour to make the experience feel even better. In fact, it would be like having your own private Rodin museum tour guide. The entry fee to the Rodin museum is 10 Euros; you would have to pay an extra 6 Euros for an audio guide.
Once you are done with the popular artworks, take a break and relish a cup of coffee at the small café in the garden. Note that there are more than 300 artworks in the museum, and small breaks in between admiring them is advisable, especially since you are probably far from home. Pace things well to make sure you keep up your energy for other activities as well.