The Rodin Museum is one of the famous museums in Paris. There is a garden in the Rodin Museum covering around three hectares of land. It envelopes Hotel Biron, which is the former abode of Auguste Rodin. It was Jacques Sgard, the landscape architect, who designed the garden. The designing brings to life the gardening theme of the 18th century.
Along the sides of Hotel Biron and in the front as well, you can see around 2000 rose plants belonging to 100 different varieties. On the left side of the former residence, you will be led to “The Door of Hell” which took its place here in 1937.
If you go further, you will be led to the Marble gallery, which is the place where the marble sculpture works are preserved from the effect of weather. It was in 1995 that this glass-walled structure started housing the stone sculptures. The famous marble, “Monument to Victor Hugo” is placed here. It was originally placed in the Palais Royal Garden in 1909 but was shifted to Hotel Biron in 1933.
If you go along the right side area of the building, the rose bushes will lead you to the famous work of Rodin named “The Thinker”. It was placed here in 1922, after being in the Pantheon since 1906. It is told that Rodin himself adored this work so much and was his favorite among all his works. This is a sculpture he made with a lot of effort and great expense. The large area of the garden is at the back of the building. There are stairs on the back of the building leading to the lawn from the terrace. The side paths will lead you further to the ornamental pool which is very large.
Towards the east of the lawn, you will find linden trees growing in abundance. Under the shade of these trees are many of the famous sculptures including “Adam”, “Eve”, “The Two Caryatids”, “The Three Shades”, “Orpheus”, “The Spirit of Eternal Rest”, “The Whistler Muse”, etc.
There are also many sculptures, which are not originally the work of Rodin. Rodin purchased some of them and there are many modern remakes of the original Greek sculptures. The naturalized arrangement of the sculptures makes them more lovable.
There is also a lawn area with wooden chairs arranged for those who want to have some relaxation time. There is also a cafeteria with excellent seating arrangements, on the west side of the garden. You can spend some time on the lawn and relax during your Rodin museum tour.