Following our explorations of St. Denis we hopped on the metro and made our way to Musée Rodin. A friend of Clemence’s had recommended it at her dinner party and I was anxious to visit. Rodin was the sculptor of “the Thinker” and “the Kiss” – probably two of the most famous 19th century sculptures and I wanted to see them in person. The great thing about this museum is that is contains a vast collection of Rodin’s works in a gorgeous setting, as well as a few random Monets, Van Goghs, and other landmark pieces. The building is a gorgeous manor house nestled into the Invalides area and is quiet and welcoming.
It really is a striking sculpture. There’s something about it that sort of captures your attention.
But the Thinker was just one of the many reasons to visit Musée Rodin. Here’s a few others:
I couldn’t resist taking pictures of some of the roses in the gardens and even though this entry is a long one, I’m going to add some of these:
And scattered through out these gorgeous flowers, boxwood hedges, and green lawns are more works of art. It really is such a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. There is a cafe where you can get coffee or lunch and I will definitely be returning whenever I’m next in this amazing city.
And in the midst of all this beauty, we also saw something I found to be really surprising. There were these large evergreen plants and following the rain some snails had decided to climb up them.
And it had made some serious headway – it had climbed at least six feet up the plant.
While we were quite taken with this special place, not everyone who visited was as enthralled. On our way out we stopped by the guest book and spotted this:
I love the crossed out “g” replaced by the “k” and her adorable little signature! And the fact that she knew it would be helpful to the reader if they were informed of her age. So sweet!
Anyway, we had a wonderful time at Musée Rodin and I would highly recommend that anyone visiting Paris carve out a few hours to spend here! After this we made our way home but the evening was so gorgeous we were soon out and about again. And that will make up entry part III! Yes, it was a long, but wonderful, day.