Bourdelle’s museum, a hidden gem in Montparnasse

Bourdelle’s museum, a hidden gem in Montparnasse


This month we are taking you to a very special place in Paris. Bourdelle’s museum and studio has recently reopened and it is pure joy to take you there!

Antoine Bourdelle was a fascinating French artist not very well known but whose studio museum transports you in a fabulous quiet and inspiring world a few streets from Montparnasse and this busy area. Bourdelle, who worked for Rodin before being sculptor himself, was also a painter, photographer and a teacher.

The museum is a haven of peace with different rooms and gardens and a restaurant that take you back to the late 19th early 20th century, when Montparnasse was the artistic center of Paris. A true travel in time, full of history and beauty.

Here are some photos which will take you virtually there, before you go and enjoy this place yourself! And you must know that the museum is free!

Bourdelle’s studio kept as it was when the artist died in 1929



Bourdelle’s painting room, filled with antiques, old statues and early paintings from Bourdelle


The first garden from the museum entrance and from above, on the restaurant terrasse



 The inner garden with incredible huge bronzes



The plasters hall, just amazing



The permanent collections and the artist’s world, inspiration and legacy



And the restaurant Le Rhodia, named after Bourdelle’s daughter and located in her and her husband, French decorator Michel Dufet former apartment. A place with a soul.