A free sculpture museum with a secret garden, just minutes from our hotels?
Difficult to resist the charms of the Zadkine Museum. We went for a visit on a lovely sunny afternoon, and here’s our photo report!
Cross the Jardin du Luxembourg next to our hotels and go down a discrete alley at 100 bis la rue d’Assas – that’s where you’ll find a little sculpture museum and a garden as hidden as it is calm – the Zadkine Museum.
Dedicated to the life and work of Russian-born sculptor Ossip Zadkine, the museum is housed in the house and workshops that were home to Zadkine and his wife from 1928 until his death in 1967.
Renovated in 2012 to give better accessibility and reorganise the exhibits, visitors can finally have the best possible conditions for admiring Zadkine’s sculptures in wood, cement, plaster, bronze and – of course – stone.
We visited the exhibition rooms and garden to give you a sneak peak of your visit.
It’s yet another cultural establishment within easy walking distance of our hotels, something you could do after wandering through the Jardin du Luxembourg, or perhaps as encouragement for visiting the Rodin Museum later!
Here’s our photo report.
The Zadkine Museum (here) is open every day except Mondays (and some public holidays) from 10am-6pm. Last ticket at 5.40pm
Closed 15th August, and from 21st August – 28th September in order to set up the next temporary exhibition