Camille Claudel was born on the 8th of December in 1864 in the small town called Fere situated in the northern province of France. Her father Louis Prosper Claudel was a wealthy and respectful man. His business was connected with real estate and her mother Louise was a devoted catholic. She was a calm woman moderate in her emotional affects and seemed to live in her own world. The children were the center of her living. The Claudel family had two girls, Camille and Louise and a son named Paul. Each child was born two years later after the birth of the previous one and Camille was the eldest of them.