Our last afternoon in Paris we visited the Rodin Museum. It sits in the shadow of the gold-domed tomb of Napoleon, close to the Eiffel Tower. The house and gardens are part of a hotel where the sculpture Auguste Rodin lived and worked.
Of course, the grounds and flowers in themselves lend beauty. I love the softness of the roses against the bold bronze sculptures.
Treasures are inside the hotel, too. Here’s the elegant scultpure, The Kiss.
“I give the State all my works in plaster, marble, bronze and stone, and my drawings, as well as the collection of antiquities that I had such pleasure in assembling for the education and training of artists and workers. And I ask the State to keep all these collections in the Hôtel Biron, which will be the Musée Rodin, reserving the right to reside there all my life.”
Because of his generosity, anyone can enjoy Rodin’s art today.
It’s easy to miss this gem of a museum. The gate is ordinary and it’s not well marked.