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: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:30 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
Great museum in a wonderfully nice Parisian neighborhood. The Picasso Museum was offering a special exhibit featuring Picasso's first wife Olga Khokhlova. Lots of personalized material in the exhibit..letters, family photographs, vacation pictures. This very much humanized the relationship between Picasso and Olga.
Wayne Paschke - 15 days 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 - 29 days ago
Great overview of the master. Over three floors you get an easy-going insight from his early days through his tempestuous relation with his wife and other women. The top floor concentrates on his own collection, including several Matisses. Free entry on the first Sunday of each month! Not the full 5 stars only because some of his 'star' paintings are not there.
Richard Kavanagh - 1 month ago
My favourite museum!! Super well organised and set up. They also change the collect about 3-4 times a year so it's different if you've been before. Went last year and today and saw completely different stuff. Amazing how his wife Olga effected his work.
Emma Lees - 1 month ago
Great exhibition on his wife Olga. Fascinating to see how much she affected his work and how much it all changed later on. Unfortunately, that's pretty much the only "period" I was able to observe. Though there were a few paintings from his other periods in the permanent collection. A lot of texts on the wall and also photographs to offer us a little insight on his life.
Sonnya Dellarosa - 3 months ago