Rodin Museum & Gardens Private Tour
Why you'll love this
Enjoy a private tour of the Musée Rodin with an expert guide
Explore one of Paris’ best-kept secrets & glimpse into the mind of a master artist
Visit an 18th century private mansion and its sumptuous gardens
Be surrounded with peace and great sculptures, not hordes of tourists!
An accredited art historian expert of Rodin & Skip the line tickets
A sumptuous setting of architecture, flower gardens, and classic Paris style
An enhanced understanding of Rodin and his impact on the art world
Exploring the museums of Paris alone can be a daunting experience, but our expert art history guides are on hand to make your visit a breeze – to introduce you to some of the most highly acclaimed works of art in the world, to take you deep into their history, but also to take you away from the tourist track. Our museums tours are lead solely by accredited guides with an abundance of knowledge, who give you the chance to explore some of the most breathtaking exhibitions in the world with a private, personable and approachable guide.
The Rodin Museum is housed in the 7th arrondissement's regal Hôtel Biron, a masterpiece of 18th century architecture. You’ll learn how such a lofty residence became a top-notch museum as you work your way through room after room of remarkable sculpture. Not only will you discover details about the works themselves, but also how the events of Rodin’s life—often dramatic and tumultuous—influenced his art.
Masterpieces such as The Thinker, The Kiss, and the imposing Gates of Hell which were based on Dante’s Inferno will be just some of the highlights of your visit. Listen as your guide recounts tales of the intriguing working process Rodin employed to create such unforgettable 3D expressiveness. A walk through the sculpture-packed flower gardens will only enhance the impact of this artist’s oeuvre and give you a deeper appreciation and understanding of one of the art world’s true giants.
Hidden details and historic anecdotes will bring the past to life and tap you into the raw humanity of Rodin’s work. And as always we keep this museum tour relaxed and conversational, so you don’t have to worry about dozing off halfway through.
In addition to the interiors of the museum you’ll also explore the splendid gardens that encompass it, finding yourself awash in lush rose bushes and manicured shrubs that will leave you with only two thoughts: no wonder Rodin loved it here, and how did I not know about this place before?! If you’re ready to enjoy a side of Paris that few ever see, this rare and unique museum experience is a must.
Meeting point & walking distance
Meeting point: Musée Rodin, 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
When is this tour available?
Departures are possible every day except Mondays when the museum is closed. The latest departure time available is 3.30pm.
What if I have a large group or other special request?
If you’re interested in a more customized tour, please contact our customer service team. If there’s a particular section of the museum you’d prefer to focus on, all you have to do is ask! Groups of more than 6 people can also be accommodated by contacting our team in advance.
Is this tour available in other languages?
Our guides come from all corners of the world and can give your Rodin Museum Private tour in several languages: English, French, Russian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese for example. Please specify your request during the booking process so we can assign the perfect guide for your group.
Joanna’s tour was outstanding. She knew so much about history and art and Rodin’s life. She knew so many details and could also place the objects and their significance in a broader context.
Our trip to the Rodin museum and Garden was fabulous. As usual Jonathan makes art and history come a live. He has a great knowledge about all facets of why a piece of sculpture is unique and
Jonathan was an awesome guide... one of our best ever. Passionate about Rodin , engaged adults & kids with aplomb. Highly rated & recommended.
Jonathan knows many interesting facts about France and Rodin. He was good at putting things in context of the times. Glad we booked private tour for two.
We had a fantastic time with Pierre-Yves. We was patient, conservational and super knowledgeable about Rodin and French history. Time flew by! What a fantastic museum. Thanks so much for sett