Grace and Grandpa’s Paris Visit 4: Musee Rodin

Grandpa’s Thoughts

The Musée Rodin is a must for tourists of any age. The powerful, eloquent sculptures of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) capture human emotion with both drama and subtlety. You will immediately recognize his The Thinker and The Kiss, but also perhaps the Burghers of Calais and several others. Scores of sculptures immortalize famous figures such as Balzac and Victor Hugo. The museum and its gorgeous French-style garden make an unforgettable outing for seniors and grandchildren. You might make a day of this if you include Napoleon`s Tomb in the nearby Les Invalides.

Outside the beautiful Musee Rodin

Outside the beautiful Musée Rodin

Gracie’s Impressions

Visiting Rodin’s museum was fascinating and I loved his works such as The Kiss and The Thinker. They are very detailed and well done. As talented as he is, I’m afraid I don’t like Rodin because he practically crushed his girlfriend’s (Camille Claudel) dreams by smashing her works, which are sometimes considered better than his. Because of him, she finished in an insane asylum. My favorite work by Camille Claudel is the Wave! But Rodin was still gifted, no one can deny that! He had a beautiful garden with several large boulders and other statues. At one place, you can see L’Hôtel des Invalides!