Pick up tickets at an office close the the Eiffel Tower, then make your way to the Musee Rodin on your own schedule—you’ll walk right past the lines to buy tickets at the museum. Rodin moved into the Hotel Biron, where the museum stands today, in 1908 and continued his work there until his death. The museum includes 400 pieces of art in its galleries and in the sumptuous gardens. Perhaps the most famous of Rodin’s sculptures, The Thinker (1880), lies in the gardens opposite The Gates of Hell, a work that consumed him over the last three decades of his life. Rodin died before completing this sculpture representing scenes from Dante’s Inferno. Some of the other works located in the gardens include Balzac and The Burghers of Calais. Rodin worked on many busts of friends and famous figures, including the French writer Victor Hugo, the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, and the English socialite-turned-writer Vita Sackville-West.
Ticket pickup at our local supplier office, 41 avenue de la Bourdonnais in Paris.
Ticket pickup (near Eiffel Tower):
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am–5.45pm. Closed on Mondays,
last admission at 5:15pm.
1 to 2 hours
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A most enjoyable visit. The gardens are lovely as well as enjoying the sculptures. After our visit to the house and gardens, we enjoyed delicious ice cream under a tree canopy. We did not take an official tour. Bought the skip the line ticket and toured ourselves.
Musee Rodin is beautiful! We enjoyed the outdoor space and beautiful gardens as well.
The voucher received was printed with electronic voucher accepted and at the same time there was also a pickup tickets required statement. At the museum we were told we had to go pick up the tickets 3/4 of a mile away. Considering the entry fee was about the same it was hardly worth the effort of pre-purchasing only to have to go somewhere else to pick up the tickets. There were no lines to skip at the time of year that we went and the gardens were mostly closed off for spring rework, as was part of the museum itself. Sorry to say it was disappointing.
After going through months of refurbishment, the Musee Rodin in Paris reopened in November 2015. It has been completely transformed. It is hidden behind the facade of a beautiful private mansion from the 18th century that is housing the permanent collections of the Musée Rodin. Your entrance ticket will give you access to the famous sculptor’s masterpieces as well as works by his mistress Camille Claudel. Wandering through the gardens and the museum itself, you will discover some of Rodin's major piece of arts: The Thinker, The Burghers of Calais and The Gates of Hell.