The Sunday Traveler ~ The Rodin Museum, Paris

The Thinker. In the gardens of the Rodin Museum of Paris. A December afternoon spent in this lovely museum, and in the cold of the outdoor gardens soon made it my favorite museum in all of Paris. Truth be told, the late afternoon overcast sky and cold drizzle was an inspiration for me. If all the benches and chairs outside hadn’t been wet I could have sat out there for hours; as it was, I spent quite some time walking the paths to discover more and more. I’ll show you a little of what was outside in this 7.4 acres, and then we’ll go inside to warm up.






A large glass enclosed exhibit of works was on one side of a path made even more exquisite by the reflection on the glass of the winter trees behind me. There was art grabbing me from all sides and angles!

I am not sure if Rodin made these figures, or if they were made by his mistress and muse, Camille Claudel. Mademoiselle Claudel was a sculptor and artist in her own right.

Fingers too frozen to continue snapping the shutter outdoors, even though I was at the Gates of Hell, I reluctantly headed back to go inside…but wait!

Enough, in we go to this private mansion from the 18th century and opened as Rodin’s museum in 1919. I’d take you in through the back doors, but I’m sure security would not have been amused.

Once inside and beginning to warm up, the space felt intimate somehow, not feeling like a giant expanse of open space at all; small rooms that were quite cozy.

The Musee Rodin is not to be missed; on a return trip (yes, I’m already planning), I will want an entire day here.

Travel on.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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14 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ The Rodin Museum, Paris

  1. Leya says:

    Lovely – and drizzle makes good photos too.

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  2. Yay! Already planning to go back!? Love the winter feeling in your photos, but seeing these gardens in spring or summer would be a remarkable sight. Thanks for sharing! I’ll be sure to go here next time.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Oh, yes. My Texas/French friends and I are laying the groundwork. And I’ve just hired a French tutor! Cannot begin to imagine the beauty of spring in those gardens! Not sure of dates yet. You MUST go here!

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      • Oooh, la la! You’re really diving back in! So exciting! Can’t wait to hear about the plan when it’s fully baked. We may be going too, in July/August. Fingers crossed! Have fun with your French lessons!

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  3. Wonderful photos Angeline. I loved the Rodin museum!


  4. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Looks like time well spent, Angeline. Thanks for braving the weather and sharing the beautiful photos with us.

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  5. Gerri says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! ❤️❤️❤️

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