- A Karen Brown Recommendation
California Palace of the Legion of Honor: has a spectacular setting on a bluff in Lincoln Park overlooking the ocean. One of the original castings of Rodin’s famous Thinker welcomes you to the San Francisco replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris where Napoleon first established his new government. A self-guided audio tour is available to steer you through the galleries, which include one devoted to medieval art (there’s a ceiling from a 15th-century Spanish palace), a British gallery with paintings by Gainsborough and Constable, and 19th- and 20th-century galleries with their popular works by Monet, Renoir, and Picasso.
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
34th Avenue & Clement Street
San Francisco, California
Located at 34th Avenue and Clement Street. (415-750-3600, www.famsf.org)