We love museums and love looking at paintings. Be we really love sculptures even more. We were blown away with the Borghese Gallery in Rome. Is there a museum in Paris like that?
Hi Susan, I'm not sure if there is a big sculpture museum in Paris, but the garden of the Rodin Museum has many of his sculptures, and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. You can visit the house and the gardens, or just the gardens - I don't remember much about the house, but the sculpture gardens (Burghers of Calais, The Thinker, Gates of Hell, etc) were incredible!
The Louvre has an amazing collection of sculptures.
This might not fill your appetite but I saw this on Rick Steves yesterday and it looks awesome: museum in an old train station that looked to have a fair collection of statutes.
In my limited experience of Paris, there are lots of sculptures as part of larger museums (like the Louvre), emphasizing a particular artist (like the Rodin museum), or by period. The Musee d'Orsay is the train station that became a museum. Hopefully pat will be along soon with better info.
Rodin Gardens... both the House and the Gardens are beautiful and one of my favorites. Check out the schedule as when I was there a few years ago there happened to be an outdoor concert going on. It was amazing and a great way to spend an evening among the art and music.
The Louvre has a Greek Sculpture Gallery.
Thanks so much for the information!
"Monte told me he also felt that way the day he married you."
Awww David...that's sweet. :-)
Aww, yes, very sweet David, and sweet of Monte, too :-)
We loved the Bernini sculptures and were hoping to re-live that experience in Paris. We'll have to consider the Rodin.
Thanks for the help!
The Orsay has many sculptures. The architecture is marvellous, an old train station, the large clocks are so cool. It is also a mid sized museum that I did not find overwhelming in size. The Louvre, while wonderful, is so large, and even with Ricks book to guide me, it was a bit overwhelming.
The Rodin, both inside and out is great. I had a small picnic lunch from my backpack there in the garden overlooking the small pool. The rose gardens are wonderful. And just behind the Thinker is the top of the Eiffel tower.
Okay, out of adjectives, Paris is my favourite place. Do walk along the Seine to see the bridges close up, some have sculptures at the ends. That is one of my favourite things to do, free, and walking off the wonderful meals is a good thing!
Suggest you also consider the Cluny, if medieval sculpture is of interest; interesting building and some lovely art. And at the Rodin museum, definitely go into the house as well as the garden. Don't know if they've reorganized the galleries, but I was blown away by entering and immediately enountering the striding statue of John the Baptist.