A famous Paris museum without the crowds
For those sick of the crowds and interminable museum queues in Paris in the summer, seek solace at Musée Rodin. This little gem on Rue de Varenne in the 7th arrondissement boasts one of the most beautiful rose gardens in the city during spring and summer—along with the incredible sculptures and work by Auguste Rodin, of course.
The beautiful Hôtel Biron, built in 1732, has been home to Musée Rodin since 1919.
You may also enter the gardens of Musée Rodin alone for a smaller fee. Art students are often found in the gardens sketching the beautiful surroundings and sculptures.
Ice cream and lunch can be bought in the little restaurant, and quite a few people bring books to read on the patch of grass at the end of the gardens.
The museum is a great option for those looking for something less time consuming than a day trip to Versailles, but still want to admire beautiful architecture, gorgeous artwork, and breathtaking gardens.