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
A view into the lesser-known world of Picasso. If you're interested in Picasso's greater-know works, you may find the experience of the Picasso Museum something of a disappointment. However, if you're looking for an intimate experience of Picasso's work, this is the place for you. There is a greater focus on the artist's sketches, and sculptures. There is also room for focus on Picasso's near-contemporaries.
Aaron Simpson - 21 days ago
I loved this more than I could have imagined. Many pieces of artwork from Picasso that I was overwhelmed. They change out exhibits every season it seems. A must visit while in Paris! Allowed to take photos but no flash.
Ally Owens - 1 month ago
A complete timeline of Picasso's life and development. Doesn't have everything, but every stage is represented by some superb examples. And all shown in a delightful elegant space. Recommended.
Timothy Bates - 2 months ago
A great museum in Marais that was a quick walk from our apartment. The relationship between Picasso and Giacometti was unknown to me. The exhibit was informative while showing great works of art. I will definitely come back if I'm here again to see other exhibits.
Mo C - 2 months ago
Beautiful museum. A must visit if you're in Paris. Go there early around 9:30-10 and you won't find much crowd or any group of people. Do take the head sets to get a glimpse of the history and mindset of the artists.
Akshay Bhattacharjee - 2 months ago