A walk in the gardens of the Rodin Museum
Published on 5 July 2019 in Visit Paris
If you don’t want to shut yourself away in museums during this lovely weather, don’t worry; you can get your culture fix in the open air. Your Hotel Les Plumes invites you to discover a place of natural beauty and artistic genius; the Garden of Sculptures at the Musée Rodin.
The Gardens of the Musée Rodin; an open-air museum
The Musée Rodin is situated in the beautiful Hôtel de Biron, a superbly maintained early 18th century mansion. This islet in the centre of Paris boasts nearly three hectares of gardens, tucked away from the busy city streets. Beautifully restored in 1993, these glorious green spaces offer two thematic itineraries, one of which will lead you to the sculptor’s masterful Orpheus Imploring the Gods, and the other to an intimate space lined with fountains, pools and sculptures. Discover this serene and soul-enriching place.
The wonders of Rodin
The gardens, with their teeming flowerbeds and small paths winding through the groves, are designed as a showcase to present some of the most famous works of Auguste Rodin, the preeminent French sculptor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During your wanderings through the gardens, you will happen upon The Burghers of Calais, The Gates of Hell and, of course, the world-famous masterpiece called The Thinker. The changing light throughout the day illuminates different aspects of the sculptures in their idyllic setting of flowers and greenery. A true tribute to the talent of an artistic genius and a space of relaxation and reflection accessible to all.
The Musée Rodin is one of those museums that really have a soul. It invites you to enjoy a romantic and fascinating walk in gardens of delicate beauty sheltering Rodin’s finest works. An ideal way to spend a beautiful summer’s day.
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