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Musee Picasso Paris

#94 of 1,057 things to do in Paris
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Address: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 85 56 00 36
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This collection of Picasso paintings is located in a 17th-century hotel.

This collection of Picasso paintings is located in a 17th-century hotel.

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If you like Picasso and Architecture-Start at the top floor

This is another beautiful museum to visit while in Paris. The building itself is a sight to see if you love and appreciate architecture. Buy a ticket in advance on line. It... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I visited the Musee Picasso in 2007, I thought it was amazing. When I went back following its renovation, I found it disappointing. The Picasso show mounted by the Gagosian Gallery that I saw in 2011 was a hundred times more insightful, illuminating, and well-thought-out than the comparative leftovers I saw this time in Paris. I don't see any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The current exhibition, showing the close relationship and works of both Picasso and Giacommetti is absolutely absorbing. The context is that the museum was created from works and records acquired from Picasso's estate in place of death duties . Using this treasure trove, the museum has created a history around Picasso's life story based on not just paintings but note... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

But you want museums to be popular or then we all have a problem...So on a cold drizzly November day this museum was still very busy. Obviously, well worth it...it's Picasso.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is another beautiful museum to visit while in Paris. The building itself is a sight to see if you love and appreciate architecture. Buy a ticket in advance on line. It was fairly crowded when I went (even though it is off-season in Paris). START at the top of the museum and work your way down. It is less... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having loved the Picasso museum in Barcelona, we expected to love this one too. But sadly not. Pieces on display were disappointing. Nothing with Wow factor. For the Wow factor go to National portrait gallery in London, before February 4, 2017, for Picasso Portraits Or the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, before February 20th, for the Shchukin collection (Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the Musee Picasso Paris to be rather mediocre. It's a beautiful building, but most the art has a sort of 'left overs' feel; these are the pieces Picasso left to his family. They were conveyed to the French Government to settle estate taxes upon the artists death. Nice place, but wouldn't visit again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before leaving Paris, I wanted to visit this museum. The villa with the great staircase is in itself already worth going. The current exhibition of Picasso and Giacometti is superbe. Although you may find other places with great Picasso paintings, it is worthwhile to go. Their cafe is in fall not really good, so leave the rooftop terrace to better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last-minute stop for us on the way to the Centre Pompidou... glad we popped in! A nice selection of Picasso art of course, but my favorite part was the top floor -- Picasso's personal collection of other artists' works.

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Just such a wonderfull place to visit! Makes you aware of the outspring af modern painting! Shifting exhibitions, nov. 2016 Picasso and Giacometti just makes it even more beatifull

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning building with well bought out collections. Really enjoyed the Giaconetti collection too. Thoroughly recommend it.

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