Paris in Springtime March 2019 – Day 2

Day 2 took me to the Musee Rodin having bought a joint ticket at the Musee D’Orsay for 21 Euros. The walk from The Montparnasse Tower took me (at a slow pace) around 25 minutes, I’ve decided this is a good area to stay to get to most of the sights you’d want to see in Paris.

The Musee Rodin sits alongside what is probably my favourite building in Paris, the Dome des Invalides, part of a big complex containing a military museum and a hospital and home for army veterans, it is simply stunning and in the background rises the Eifel Tower, so there are wonders before entering the grounds of this museum.

Hotel

The museum was opened in 1919 and is dedicated to the works of Rodin, along with many of his sculptures is a collection of his drawings, and includes his significant creations including The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell.

The Kiss

It was interesting to see different versions of several of his sculptures, with The Thinker literally sitting in the gardens, and a smaller version contained within the house, as well as a miniature at the top of The Gates of Hell.

While it was lovely to see the sculptures within the building the real joy of this property is the garden, especially in the glorious Spring sunshine. To sit and enjoy the sculptures in March was a delight, especially with The Dome des Invalides as a backdrop.

Another sculpture in several forms is The Three Shades, in common with The Thinker it can be seen in 3 ways.

I highly recommend a trip to this museum, and if you can find a day as glorious as the one I did it will be all the better. A walk past the end of the Dome des Invalides means I’m adding yet more photos, but that had to be done. alongside more photos of Rodin’s work.


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