My very most favorite place to visit in all of San Francisco is the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Our visit started with lunch in the Museum’s cafe, which offers a nice menu of French food and wine. Then on to the collection, which includes many Rodin sculptures, paintings by Rembrandt, Van Dyke, Rubens, and many more great artists.
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This museum is an absolute gem. The building is a replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. Alma Spreckels, wife of sugar magnate Adolph Spreckels, persuaded her husband to build the museum. It was dedicated to the 3,600 Californians who died in France in World War I. The museum’s site is Lands End, which overlooks the Golden Gate and the city of San Francisco. In my opinion there’s no better vantage point in the entire city. Perhaps you will agree?