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Rodin with Claire

Martha started school a week ago Thursday, and Claire and I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and do a little exploring. FIrst we went to one of my  favorite Paris spots, the Musee Rodin, which is a long walk or a short metro ride away from our apartment.  Anyone who visits me will be required to go, because it’s a real gem.

The museum is housed in a gorgeous 18th century townhouse, which originally was a school for young girls.  Rodin began renting it in 1908 and it was his Paris residence until he died.  Inside the house are  many  of  Rodin’s sculptures, drawings, paintings, and documents.  Remember The Kiss?  It’s in there.

As beautiful as the house is, it’s the garden that charms me (and  you can buy a separate garden admission for only 1 euro!).  Covering over six acres, the garden is divided into formal sections, and each is sprinkled with Rodin’s actual sculptures.  Possibly his most famous sculpture, The Thinker, sits in the rose garden, which was in full bloom.

View of back of the house from the end of the garden. You can see why Rodin kept his lease.

Claire was overcome by it all.

The Gates of Hell were also sitting out in the garden- surrounded by tourists.

There was also a charming little sidewalk cafe in the garden, where we indulged in gelato to celebrate our wonderful day.  And because we both just kind of wanted gelato.

And that concludes our tour.  Thank you for visiting!

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