Musée d’Orsay and Musée Rodin
Your ticket for the Orsay Museum, the most beautiful collection of impressionist paintings I have ever seen, is a joint ticket for the Rodin Museum as well. So make sure you start your pleasurable art journey in the first part of the day in order to have time to get to the beautiful gardens of the exhibition housing the works of Auguste Rodin. Originally a train station, the Musée d’Orsay has many prominent paintings by Monet, Manet, Renoir, Gauguin and many other art geniuses. Get an audio guide, but listen sparingly, since you will not have time and energy for each painting. Then, grab a reproduction of your favorite piece in the stylish museum shop and head for Le Musée Rodin. This ambitious mansion welcomes you with a sculpture garden as well as exhibition rooms sheltering the most famous pieces of Rodin, like The Thinker, The Kiss, and many others. Remember to appreciate the work of Camille Claudel as well, Rodin’s tragic-fated lover who inspired the great artist in aspects he himself was too proud to admit.