When I arrived at the Musee Rodin, located in the Faubourg Saint-Germain (7th arrondissement) in the center of Paris, near Les Invalides, it was raining with intermittent blasts of stormy downpour. Not exactly prime weather for touring! But it was still a wonderful experience.
The Hotel Biron was completed in 1732 by architect Jean Aubert for a wig-maker who had made a fortune in currency speculation. The house then was sold to the Duchesse du Maine in 1737 and finally passed on to the Marechal de Biron in 1753.
In 1905, the grand mansion was sub-divided into lodgings and Rodin rented several of the rooms. He also enjoyed entertaining in the fabulous but overgrown gardens.
The exhibition is called Rodin: The Laboratory of Creation and will be open until September 27th, 2015.
It delivers on its promise many times over. Learning about the creative process of Rodin allows you to view his work in a whole new light!