After 5 years of extensive renovations, Musée Picasso in Paris continues its longstanding tradition of focusing on the prolific works of Picasso.
Picasso, who passed away in 1973, had amassed a vast collection of his own work along with the work of numerous other artists. In fact he is known to have said "give me a museum and I will fill it" and indeed he has done all of that and much more. The Picasso Museum opened in 1985 and included a large representation of his works from throughout his career — not only paintings, but also wood and metal suculptures, ceramics and drawings. The overall collection exceeds 5000 works of art by Picasso himself as well as a number of works by other artists that he collected himself. Anyone interested in contemporary art and especially the contributions of Picasso to this genre will immensely enjoy this museum.
The Musée Picasso is housed with the very old Hotel Salé which was originally completed back in 1659. The age of the building as necessitated a major renovation to bring the building up to current safety and accessibility standards This renovation projected proved challanging from both a time and cost perspective and took a total of 5 years from start to finish. The museum reopened to the public on October 25th, 2014 and interesting date in that it was also Picasso's date of birth. If he was still alive he would have turned 134.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Open Now: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Address: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France
Phone: 01 85 56 00 36
Official Website: Picasso Museum (Musée National Picasso)
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M8||Saint-Sébastien - Froissart||8 minutes|
How to get to Picasso Museum (Musée National Picasso) by Metro / RER
Note that the entrance to Musée Picasso is located on Rue Vieille-du-Temple, not on Rue de Thorigny even though that is its address
By Metro: From Metro Line 8 exit at Saint-Sébastien - Froissart Station; cross at the marked crosswalk and head west along Rue du Pon aux Chous to Rue Vieille-du-Temple and go left. Continue on Rue Vieille-du-Temple to the entrance on which is one your left. From Metro Line 2 exit Saint-Paul Station to your right (east) on Rue de Rivoli, then cross the street and walk north on Rue Malher continuing on Rue Payenne, then left on Rue du Parc Royal continue on Rue de la Perle and go right on Rue Vieille-du-Temple to the courtyard and entrance on your right.
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Ratedout of 5
2 floors closed. Disappointed. Most of his famous works they sell in the gift shop aren't available to see. Be warned. Still charge full price.
Brenden Sanborn - 16 days ago
Two out of five floors unavailable, so you get a 10% discount. Don't knock yourself out, Paris. About 10 decent pieces and a lot of exposition (words). About a euro each. Well, at least it was relatively quiet.
Martin Blackwell - 23 days ago
I was really looking forward to our visit but in truth I wish we had never gone. 2/5 floors were closed off. Why you would close off nearly 50% of you gallery at a time is beyond me. The travelling exhibit that came to Toronto's AGO was far more enjoyable Maybe it would be better with all floors open. Until then save you admission fee for other galleries in the great city of Paris. I highly recommend Rodin Museum or Muse D'Orsay as alternates.
Danny Ioannou - 29 days ago
If you like Picasso, this is an absolute must see! I took the audio guide, which is well worth the price, and explored the museum for a few hours. Amazing collection of Picasso's work and the architecture is also fantasticly suitable for the art. There are many floors and rooms to discover, so make sure you don't miss anything.
Bianca W - 1 month ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this Museum. We arrived just in time to grab a quick lunch at the Cafe and then head to our self guided audio tour before the crowds. Everything was easy to find and directions very clear. The shops could be better stocked with items that sell out fast given it is the busy season for tourists. I was searching for a particular bracelet. I even went to the shop across the street as directed but alas they were all out.
Cristina Olano - 3 months ago