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

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours 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)

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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Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5

5 Star Rating A wonderful museum, even for those who may not care for, or understand Picasso. Go with a guide, or use the headset for information on key pieces. On warmer days, enjoy a meal outdoors.

Dick Wolfe - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating This museum has an excellent and extensive collection of Picasso works including pieces from his personal collection. The gallery spans his entire career and includes information about his live and roommates as well as his inspirations for his artwork. We spent about three hours wondering the exhibits and stopped at the cafe for a light lunch. Overall, it was a great experience and we learned a lot about the life of Picasso.

James Depelteau - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating It's a nice museum tucked away in Paris. Right now, the museum is configured to show 1 specific year in his life (1932). It's interesting to see his work change throughout the year. There were 4-5 paintings that I really enjoyed from that period. I would not recommend the audio tour... I would take a guided tour by a docent... they tell a much more complete story about that year in the Picasso's life.

Cameron Farah - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating Amazing museum! Highly recommend this stop if you can fit it into your schedule. Some of Picasso's most famous works can be seen here.

Dean Peranteaux - 21 days ago

2 Star Rating 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 - 2 months ago

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