A visit to the Musee Rodin is a treasured experience of Paris, especially so after its recent renovation -- whether enjoying the well-tended gardens, fountain, and sculptures of the extensive grounds or wandering awestruck among the many masterpieces spread out among the two floors of the handsome museum interior. It would be hard to pick a favorite gallery, but the room that recreates the look of Rodin's former studio here is one highlight. Masterpieces abound, including the Age of Bronze, the Burghers of Calais, and the Gates of Hell. I was especially fascinated to see the many one-of-a-kind rough, clay maquettes on display, which offer visitors a beguiling glimpse into this great artist's process. There is also a small cafe on the grounds and a well-stocked bookstore/gift shop. And -- if all that isn't enough to tempt you -- it is also a delight to recall that in addition to Rodin, other famous residents here included Rainer Maria Rilke, Isadora Duncan, Jean Cocteu, and Henri Matisse . . .