Paris, France Relax with Rodin City walk by Tara Anbudaiyan

Complement visits to the Les Invalides complex or Eiffel Tower with a relaxing 1/2 day in the 7th arrondissement. You'll walk in the footsteps of Auguste Rodin at his former workshop and garden. Pause for fresh air in a secret garden before diving into the most glamourous market of them all, La Grande Épicerie de Paris. And if your visit coincides with a Thursday or Saturday, start with the most picturesque open-air market in Paris. As always, wandering is encouraged.

Marché Saxe-Breteuil

 
If it's Thursday or Saturday, start with Marché Saxe-Breteuil, a varied market in the picturesque shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Marché Saxe-Breteuil

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Walk 15 minutes from the Marché Saxe-Breteuil to Musée Rodin, where you will find peace among the roses and trees in the gardens. The artist donated his collection to the French state in 1908 with the condition that it must be displayed in the mansion that was his showroom and workshop. Contemplate with The Thinker, stand in awe of The Gates of Hell, and admire The Kiss. Enjoy a light meal or glass of wine at the delightful garden café. Entry included in the Paris Museum Pass. The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It has two sites, at the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris, and just outside Paris at Rodin's old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon . The collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs and 7,000 objets d’art. The museum receives 700,000 visitors annually.

Musée Rodin

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Tucked away behind a large stone wall on Rue de Babylone lies Jardin Catherine-Labouré, a pretty park and a favorite of local Parisians. With a vine-covered arbor, vegetable garden and expansive lawn and benches, it's a lovely respite from the buzz of St. Germain. We stumbled into this park and stayed for an hour. Another secret garden, part of a hospital, is located a short distance away - Jardin de La Clinique Saint-Jean De Dieu. The Jardin Catherine-Labouré is a park of about 7,000 square metres in Paris's Seventh Arrondissement, on Rue Babylone.

Jardin Catherine-Labouré

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More than a market, La Grande Épicerie de Paris is an immense food hall. Covering the entire ground floor of upscale department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, this is a gastronomic delight offering 30,000 gourmet products from around the world. You will also find fresh produce, a patisserie, boulangerie and wine cellar. Ultimately you're always up for trying one more macaron, right? La Grande épicerie de Paris is a restaurant in Paris near the Fontaine du Fellah.

La Grande épicerie de Paris

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