The Location: Metro # 1, exit "St. Paul". 15 minutes walk from metro station. No visible sign outside the metro station. Bring a local map with you!! It was quite challenging for me to find the museum. There are two more museums nearby. The Admission: 11 euro (included in museum pass)How can I miss the opportunity to check out a museum only dedicated to the famous Picasso!!! Few floors of exhibitions. Nice museums, very elegant and classy. Very detail display about his career and his personal life. Beautiful paintings~ really enjoy this museum!
Located in the historic Marais district, Musée Picasso houses the largest Picasso collection in the world. Opening its doors 29 years ago, the museum fast became one of Paris' best loved museums. On display in the regal, mid-17th century Hotel Salé are the volatile artist's famous masterpieces such as La Celestina and The Suppliant. From the museum's vaulted cellars to its airy attics, a profusion of sketches, engravings, ceramic works and sculptures are on show beckoning viewers to enter Picasso's whimsical world of child-like honesty.
This beautiful fully renovated Picasso museum is a modern art gem in the trendy Le Marais area. It's a four-story beauty with Parisian checkered floors that was once the house of Picasso himself and now contains his art work as well as his private collection of paintings from Matisse to Courbet (these displayed on the last floor). His art work is displayed by order of his first sketches to his later paintings showcasing the growth of his artistry. Sculpture lovers would appreciate the vast collection here, as well as those interested in seeing his major works though be aware the Guernica is in Madrid. I highly recommend spending an afternoon here, but be aware there's at least an hour's wait at times!
A feast for the eyes and perhaps the most intelligent layout of any art museum I've seen--chronologically. Can be done in an afternoon, but I'd give an entire day if you're a Picasso fan. One interesting tidbit: In the collection of his paintings during the "Blue Period," there's a startling painting done in the realism stlye; it's as if the Master was saying, "look I can paint like anyone else--I just choose not to." There's also a fair cafe & a lovely garden with his sculptures when you need a rest.
Reports of infighting, budget hikes, multiple deadline changes—setbacks have plagued the renovation of this Paris institution, but 2014 might just be the year the doors reopen to the world’s largest collection of works by Picasso. Architect Jean-François Bodin has extended the exhibition space of the 17th-century property in the Marais to more than 60,000 square feet, changing the flow through five levels including a new rooftop gallery. And just in case any pesky Picasso-snatchers are gearing up for another heist come the June opening, security measures have also been improved.
Unless you hate Picasso (who are you?) this is a wonderful place to visit because the pieces are slightly different than the ones normally shown around the world. Sculpture especially is better represented here, including the famous bull head made of a bicycle seat and handlebars.