Photo Essay: Exploring the Recently Renovated Rodin Museum, Paris

Photo Essay: Exploring the Recently Renovated Rodin Museum, Paris

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The recently renovated Rodin Museum
The recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones

After a three-year renovation, the Rodin Museum recently reopened to the great joy of Parisians and visitors alike. On a recent trip to Paris, I spent a rainy afternoon touring the beautifully restored Hôtel Biron, where the museum is housed. Having visited three times since 2007, it has always been one of my favorites, so naturally I was anxious to see the improvements. We were not disappointed. With a fresh coat of paint, the exquisite chandeliers cleaned, the lovely old mirrors reflected the magnificent sculpture. I was particularly drawn to the new room where Rodin’s studio is recreated. The restoration has allowed more of his work to be exhibited which is a treasure. A memorable afternoon spent in one of Paris’s most beautiful museums…

The recently renovated Rodin Museum
The recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
The recently renovated Rodin Museum
The recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
The view out the window of the recently renovated Rodin Museum
The view out the window of the recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
The recently renovated Rodin Museum
The recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
Staircase at the recently renovated Rodin Museum
Staircase at the recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
The recently renovated Rodin Museum
The recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
The recently renovated Rodin Museum
The recently renovated Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
The renovated Rodin Museum in Paris
The renovated Rodin Museum in Paris, photo by Virginia Jones
The gardens at the Rodin Museum
The gardens at the Rodin Museum, photo by Virginia Jones
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In 2007, Virginia Jones visited Paris for the first time. This former teacher credits that trip with her new career in photography and love of the City of Light. After her second trip in 2008, she created Paris Through My Lens, a daily photoblog. She travels to Paris once a year to photograph and has had her work published in a number of online sites and magazines. At home, she teaches photography classes, gives phototalks on Paris and her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama and is currently working on Photos in French, a resource for French teachers, using her images of Paris gathered during her 11 trips to the city she considers her second home. Check out her Paris photography blog: http://paristhroughmylens.blogspot.com

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  1. We returned to the Rodin Museum in December, after the renovation had been completed. It is indeed a striking building filled with gorgeous sculptures. An oasis in Paris. Virgina’s photos capture the beauty and opulence of this great museum.

  2. The Rodin is a privately run museum. They keep remodeling it with funds raised from special events and contributions. Rare in this day and age.

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