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Musée national Picasso-Paris

This museum is located in a stunning 17th century hôtel particulier in the Marais district of Paris. It's dedicated, as the name suggests, to the great artist Pablo Picasso. Descendants of the Spanish-born artist sowed the seeds for this gallery with works they offered to the French government in lieu of inheritance tax. French law allows for, in exceptional circumstances, the payment of inheritance taxes with artworks instead of money. This exception is only made if the art is an important contribution to France's cultural heritage - which is of course true in the case of Picasso.

With a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and an in-depth archive, this is one of the most important collections of works by one of the 20th century's greatest artists.

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Customer reviews

Aug 17, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
I think this is the easiest way to but a ticket
Aug 17, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
Excellent
Aug 12, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
A great place to visit if you like Picasso. We’ll set out with good explanations.
Aug 10, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
Wonderful visit.... well planned.... very interesting to see Diego Giacometti designs of museum furniture and decorations!
Aug 8, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
Got into the museum quickly... avoiding the lines. Wonderful collection of Picasso’s works and his private collection.
Jul 5, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
No waiting time. Luckily a quiet day.
Beautiful house and exhibitions. Picasso's Guernica exhibition amazing
Nice rooftop cafe.
Jun 18, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
Very nice museum. Different paintings and sketches from picasso
Jun 15, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
I had a lovely time just wandering around in this exceptional museum. Will go back soon...
Jun 14, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
The museum is not so easy to find if you take the metro so beware.....and make sure you know some French phrases like where is .......street......or where is the metro to republished etc. I was lucky and met a young girl who happened to live one block from The museum, or I would still be looking for it. The collection is very ubusual with many works that you won’t see in a retrospective . So for me that was a big plus.
The upstairs third floor is very interesting because there are large descriptive notes that explain Picasso’s connection to other artists like Renoir and ma y others . Which is another thing you won’t see in a retrospective . There are lots of steps in this museum so if you have special needs don’t be shy to take the elevator to each floor.
Also there was quite a large section devoted to his sketches which I truly enjoyed. The Guernica panels are outstanding and there is one in particular over the main staircase where it looks as though the painting is crying. I highly recommend this museum and will visit it again for sure.
Jun 13, 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris: Priority Entrance
It was a nice variety of Picasso pieces along with other artists inspired by Picasso. Must check your bag but just bring important things with you and don't leave on bag. Nice exhibition.