Musée Rodin, Paris

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  • I think therefore I am..
    I think therefore I am..
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  • Death and Despair in Bronze
    Death and Despair in Bronze
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    The Thinker
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    See Rodin's Work through his Eyes

    by bpacker Written Mar 18, 2005

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    Now, if you do happen to go to Musée Rodin, don't just aim for "The Kiss" and " The Thinker". There are other worthy bronze sculptures in the main museum and in the gardens worth mulling over. For your benefit, I will talk about these other sculptures. The Burghers of Calais is a case in point. Do look out for it near the entrance to the gardens.
    The sculpture took my breath away when I saw it for the first time. How can it not, especially when Rodin immortalised the patriots in their final moments of death and despair? ( In case you don't know, the burghers were six French citizens who sacrificed their lives to end the English siege of their city in 1347 ) These statues were placed at ground level instead of being elevated so that viewers would be deeply moved by looking closely at the postures and facial expressions of the men as they confronted their deaths.

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    The Musée Rodin is located at 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

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    How many Thinkers are there at the Rodin Museum?

    by bpacker Updated Mar 18, 2005

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    Do you know that there is more than one "Thinker" at the Musée Rodin? If you attempt to look for the famous sculpture in the main museum, you'll only be rewarded with a tiny one . A larger version sits high on a pedestal in the garden, at the center of intersecting pathways lined with roses and yew trees. Guess where is the third thinker? Well, if you can't guess where it is, drop me a mail, I wouldn't want you look like "The Thinker" and fret over it.

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    Musée Rodin is located at 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

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    The Gates of Hell at Musée Rodin

    by bpacker Updated Mar 18, 2005

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    Other than "The Burghers of Calais," look out for another macabre Rodin masterpiece near the entrance of the garden. "The Gates of Hell," will definitely scare the hell (sorry,bad pun) out of you as you gaze at the writhing figures which appear to claw futilely up the bronze slab. Those little figures later became full-fledged sculptures in their own right, the most notable one was of course, the kiss and the other....make a guess..

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    The Musée Rodin is located at 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

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    Musee Rodin's Garden

    by CALSF Written May 27, 2005

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    The Musee Rodin's garden is pretty expansive with a huge lawn and trees. There are some benches that are dotted in strategic locations across from various sculptures. If you want to spend a little quiet, contemplative time here is a nice place to do so. You can also sit and admire the sculptures too. One favorite spot is the bench across from "Le Penseur".

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    The Rodin Sculpture Garden

    by Bobsy Updated Jul 26, 2005

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    This is the most beautiful place we went to in Paris. Amazing sculptures by Rodin are nestled in lush gardens and surrounded by roses and scented flowers, with views of the Eiffel Tower and Napoleon's tomb. The garden contains many of Rodin's great works, including the Thinker. When we went entrance to the gardens was only one euro! I'm not sure what the museum is like as we paid for the garden only.

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    Rodin

    by kcochran111 Written Jun 19, 2003

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    I visited the Rodin museum (at Villa des Brillants) two years ago and was amazed at how many beautiful sculptures this small house has on display. Wander through the gardens to take in the full collection. My favorite? The Kiss, of course.

    RER (line C): Meudon Val Fleury, then Bus No 169 (Paul Bert stop)
    Metro (line 12): Mairie d'Issy, then Bus No 190 (Hôpital Percy stop)

    Open from the first weekend of May until 11 November:
    Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

    For the Musée Rodin (at the hotel):
    Metro (line 13): Varenne
    RER (line C): Invalides

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    RODIN MUSEUM - Auguste Rodin...

    by annk Written Aug 24, 2002

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    RODIN MUSEUM - Auguste Rodin is considered to be one of the greatest French sculptors. On display in the garden is the famous 'The Thinker' and 'The Gates of Hell.' Both indoor/outdoor exhibits. Very nice rose garden, views (somewhat distant) of the Eiffel Tower. 77 rue de Varenne

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    Musee Rodin - easily missed but worth a visit

    by nessa_jack Written Apr 19, 2007

    I would not have stopped off at the rodin museum were it not for a call of nature! it is only 1 euro to gain entry to the garden (i didn't go into the museum itself) but it really is beautiful. the statues are so pretty and there is a lovely little cafe there as well. it was definitely worth the 1 euro!!!

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    Very nice garden

    by Tukat Written Sep 3, 2003

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    If you are tired from the city , then go to the garden! You will find very nice garden at Rodin's Museum. Museum is next to Invalides.

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    Great Sculptures

    by Bobsy Written Jul 26, 2005

    Rodin's sculptures are amazingly detailed, and if you look closely at TheGates of Hell (pictured) you should be able to make out some of the other pieces you saw while strolling the gardens.

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    Thinkng Yet ??

    by ismailb Written Sep 26, 2003

    THe rodin museum is one the most elegeant and quiet museums around . Catch a glimpse of the world famous THINKER by Auguste Rodin and also the gates of HELL .
    DOnt miss the AUdio Guide .

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