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Paying the bargain price of just 5 francs to enter the gardens of the Rodin Museum, we got the best deal for yet another sunny day. Rodin certainly had the right setting to inspire his work. The resulting sculptures placed about the garden enhance the plantings while the vistas across hedges to distant trees make it all seem like you're in the country. We followed it up with a tour of the gardens in front of the domed church at Invalides, where after much study, I finally figured out that the unusual pattern of planting was a series of musical notes connected in the center with a g-clef. Newly planted, it was still a bit sparse and would be nice to see later in the summer when it has all filled in. We paused inside the church, St. Louis des Invalides, and then continued across the Pont Alexandre III bridge with its four statues gleaming gold in the sunlight. We ended our walk home, passing in front of Notre Dame just as mass was getting out, and stopping in the crowd gathered on the bridge to watch the impromptu rollerskating slalom. Though we've watched the skaters many other nights, this was the first night we've ever seen all five skaters hold hands and weave through the thirty or so soda cans on one foot all the way. No soda cans were knocked over and there was much applause from the crowd at the end of such a feat.


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