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Monsieur Rodin

4.14.2015
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum
Paris Rodin Museum

If there's one museum I would urge a first-time visitor to see in Paris, it would be the Musée Rodin... the magnificent Hotel Biron (once Rodin's living space and studio) houses a huge permanent collection of Rodin's sculptures and artwork, and the lush outdoor open space allows you to wander leisurely through the grounds where Rodin's sculptures are in an enclosed marbles gallery as well as spread around in monumental format. 

At the moment, Hotel Biron is currently closed for renovation (scheduled to open this year) and the trees inside the sprawling woodland area and the rose gardens are not yet in full bloom, which means I'll have to go back :) The reopening of the museum space is sure to be a grand one, years of work have been done to update and upgrade the space, and little peeks have me itching to be first in line... 

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11 comments

  1. I couldn't agree with you more. This is by far my most favourite museum in Paris.

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  2. Wonderful pictures of a wonderful place. My last visit was many years ago...I need to come back!

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  3. We visited the garden when we were there almost 10 years ago. I would not have thought to photograph such a low aspect as in your first image, but it works wonderfully well. Thank you for taking us to the garden. And have a great weekend ahead. You must be enjoying the start of spring in the beautiful gardens of Paris. Enjoy

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  4. these images are breath-taking! x

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  5. Maybe a next time ...so much to see in Paris! I love sculptures:)

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  6. Well, I'm ashamed to admit I never visited - egads! I grew up outside of Phili where there is a lovely Rodin museum that I visited a few times as a child and again about two years ago. This will go on my list for that dream trip I'm taking at some point....you know, the one where I spend a month on my own with plenty of money and nothing to do but explore Paris.... These are all beautiful shots - I especially love the 'peek-a-boo' shot with the blurry statue in the foreground

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  7. Gorgeous! I just hope I get to Paris one day. You make me so eager to see what you are seeing!

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  8. Beautiful images and place. There was a mini-series that was filmed here back in the 90s. It was a remake of Notorius, and their first time in Paris they went to this museum.

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  9. Gorgeous photos; wish I could visit the museum. Thank you for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

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  10. Thank you all so much for your very kind comments :) xo

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