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Rodin and Saint Germain des Pres

My last full day in Paris began with clouds overhead and a little rain.

Today I decided to visit the Rodin Musee and then spend the afternoon wandering around the Saint Germain district.

I arrived at the Museum about 11.30am and was dismayed to see a sign to say that due to renovation work a large part of the exhibit was closed...so to compensate they were letting everyone in for free...but of course I had already paid through my Museum pass!

I headed in and was sad that the part under renovation was a big section of the gardens...the museum has a lot of Rodin's sculptures placed throughout the gardens...but I was still able to see all my favourites and once again find a few more.

The most famous of course is "The Thinker" just amazing to see it for reall!

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They also had a smaller version inside so you could see the detail...

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There were also the "Gates of Hell" very spectacular and large...

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Not so threatening when you include the garden...

Inside there were a lot of sculptures as well as bronze casts...one of the more famous sculpures is "The Kiss". It is quite beautiful.

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The detail in some of the work is just breathtaking...

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The grounds outside were really lovely and when they finish replanting all the lawn it will be spectacular...This museum relies solely on donations to run, it gets no government monies so it has to do the upkeep when it can despite the season.

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Now versus the picture of the projected outcome for my next visit...

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The current gardens were stunning!

Off to Saint Germain des Pres

I caught the bus part of the way there and then decided to walk the rest of the way...I knew what was to come later in the evening and I knew I would have to do a workout!!!

This area is so lively and has a great vibe about it...I will probably try for an apartment closer to this area for my next stay...loads of restaurants and shopping...some very upmarket stores in amongst the typical Parisienne local scene. I specifically wanted to find Cafe Flore and when I did it was packed to the rafters ...so no coffee for me there...never mind I knew there was a treat to come...

I followed my map and eventually went the right way to find...

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One of the most famous patissieres in Paris!

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I have been told by others that a French Vanilla Slice is fantastic...so I searched one out...it is called "Mille feuille" in french...so what better place to find one to try than at Pierre Herme's!! This one was vanilla but they also had a caramel version!! I am saving it for dessert back at the apartment...my last hurrah for my last night in Paris!!!

They had the most amazing array of goodies...all absolutely stunning...they are also very famous for their macaroons of many flavours and colours!
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These were also tempting!!!
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Just on the next corner was the Saint Sulpice Church...it wasn't open to go inside but was very spectacular from the outside...

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NOW...I am home...it is dessert time!!!

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Mmmmmm...boy am I glad I have done lots of walking!!!

Posted by thewoodsies 11:47

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Had to join you today with your culinary delights form the La Croissant, baguette, quiche and cottage tart !! Yum , but i shared with Lynnie!!!! Who you sharing with ??

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