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

Currently Closed

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)

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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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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5Picasso National Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Absolutely LOVE this museum! Free WiFi and I face-timed my daughter from there and showed her some of the pictures. Buy tickets online prior to going. Large place and easy to move around and take your time; but so much to see.

Lyl Rose - 7 days ago

4 Star Rating We really loved our visit to Picasso Museum. The only downside: some parts of the exhibition were closed. But everything was neat and clear and students could enter the museum for free.

William Mallien - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating A great museum you can enjoy free of charge every first Sunday of the month. You will find a great array of Picasso’s works of art. The museum shows also the development of Picasso’s style throughout his life. What is impressive is that there are many photographs where you can see Picasso himself with the artwork that is at the same time exposed in the National Museum of Picasso. Enjoy the visit!

Borut Strlič - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating I’ve expected more. This museum is really big covering the all periods of Picasso with a lot of information available right inside the rooms. But my expectations were higher than I get here - I’ve expected more famous art from Picasso in this museum while I found this museum more “about Picasso”. Anyway it is a good museum and in case you like Picasso’s art you should visit it.

Vasilii Aleksandrov - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating This is a must see for Picasso lovers. The queues are long and so is the wait but well worth it once you’re in. Allow plenty of time to take a look at all the art work as there is quite a lot and you don’t want to miss any of it, the staff were helpful and welcoming. The walk to the museum is also very picturesque and perfect.

Barbara - 2 months ago

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