Speaking of Parisian must-see spots, make sure not to miss the museum of Auguste Rodin! It's housed in the Hôtel Biron situated right next to the famous Invalides. The museum's dedicated to the works of the French sculptor whose collection includes thousands of sculptures, drawings and photographs, all associated with different styles and periods: observation of landscapes, works inspired by Dante or Baudelaire, nudes and portraits etc.
While living in the Villa des Brillants located in the southern suburbs of Paris, Rodin used the Hôtel Biron - a mansion dating back to the 18th century - as his workshop from 1908. He subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures, along with paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he had acquired, to the French State on the condition that they turn the buildings into a museum dedicated to his works.
The Musée Rodin contains most of the artist's significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kiss, Balzac, and The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's magnificent garden filled with tweeting birds, blooming roses and neatly trimmed bushes in-between which you could get a peak of the Invalides' dome and the top of the Eiffel Tower. The museum also includes a room dedicated exclusively to the works of Camille Claudel, Rodin's partner. You couldn't possibly come to Paris and not pay a visit to The Thinker's home!