|The Gates of Hell, based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, is located at the end of the walled garden. Rather than closing off the space, it hints at another beyond.|
An Architect Picks His Favorite Paris Garden
The garden here is hardly the most sophisticated example of landscape design; it’s a simple axial layout with a water feature at the center. Nevertheless, the integration of main structure, outdoor architecture, sculpture, and plants could not be better—or better reflect the museum’s namesake. Rodin cared about history (he was famous for immersing himself in the works and writings of his subjects), he loved plants, and he was obsessed with art and its ability to transform a landscape.
Click here to take a spring stroll through the gardens at the Musée Rodin.