Admire the famous sculptures of Rodin and Claudel
near the Invalides, the museum keeps an important collection of August Rodin masterpieces,
but also Camille Claudel. There is also a room devoted to Camille Claudel, his student, who had a very
tumultuous and passionate relationship. She was his model, lover and confidante. But, as a sculptor,
she showed imaginative genius in her own right. Many of Rodin's sculptures, such as The Thinker, The Kiss, and the Gates of Hell, are displayed in a natural setting of the museum's beautiful and extensive garden. There is a small lake and a casual restaurant behind the museum. After your visit, your guide will take you to the Invalides, a building complex with museums of French military history which until the 20th Century was a hospital and retirement home for war veterans.