The Musée Rodin reopened on 12 November after a complete restoration over the past three years. This event makes the Parisian people and the tourists happy as the Musée Rodin is among the ten most visited museums in France. And one can easily understand why: the Hôtel Biron where the museum is located, its three-hectare park and the works of art (mainly sculpures of course) exhibited are all three just amazing… even more after the renovation!
About the Musée Rodin
The museum is located in the magnificent Hôtel Biron, a building from 18th century which is a true gem of classical architecture embellished with woodworks and rocaille decoration in some of the rooms.
The MEP, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, is THE place in Paris where to see major photography exhibitions… and more. Indeed it also suggests guided tours or activities for kids, workshop courses and projections and shelters a library where a large quantity of books, periodicals and films can be looked at or viewed.
A hidden treasure in the Marais: the Cognacq-jay museum
One of my B&B owners has just introduced me to a very secret and charming museum in Paris located in the heart of the Marais only one block away from the Picasso Museum and nevertheless off the beaten track and hardly ever visited: the Cognacq-Jay Museum. This Museum is specialized in the 18th Century and shelters a lot of beautiful works made by famous French painters such as Boucher, Fragonard, Greuze, or Italian ones: Canaletto, Guardi, … The entrance is free and the collections are exhibited in a superb ‘Hôtel Particulier’ of the Marais area, the Hôtel Donon: Two more reasons to visit the Cognacq-Jay Museum!