Picasso Museum
(Musée National Picasso)

Musée Picasso located in the historic Hotel Salé is home to a collection of over 5000 works by Picasso himself

Entrance to Musée Picasso in Paris
Entrance to Musée Picasso in Paris cc licensed photo by Daquella manera

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 Visit

Official Website: Picasso Museum (Musée National Picasso)

Fee: Yes

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Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Museums

Address: 5 rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 85 56 00 36

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 90 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating This is an impressive museum designed in a mansion where the architecture is as incredible as the great master's art! We were fortunate to visit at the time... Read More

Adrienne Lettré K. Jun-13-2020

3 Star Rating The museum itself if a work of art. The Hotel Salé is regarded as one of the most extraordinary architectural feats in Marais. The building has had many... Read More

Melissa M. Apr-15-2020

5 Star Rating The museum isn't large but it isn't small either. I enjoyed being able to navigate between the multiple floors. As a huge fan of Picasso, this isn't a place... Read More

Karla D. Jan-06-2020

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Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M8Saint-Sébastien - Froissart8 minutes
M2Saint-Paul9 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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