"Largest single collection of Picasso's works" Musee Picasso - Picasso Museum Tip by rexvaughan

Musee Picasso - Picasso Museum, Paris: 40 reviews and 96 photos


This mid-17th Century building has an interesting history of its own. It was built in 1656 as a residence for General Aubert de Fontenay, has housed the ambassador of Venice and then a school of art and manufacture. In 1975 the state leased it to house the works they had received from Picasso's estate. It includes the world's largest collection of his works and includes 200+ paintings, about that number of sculptures and almost 100 ceramics as well as 3,000 drawings, engravings and manuscripts. It is well explained in English and includes photos and information about the artist throughout his life. It is also small enough to enjoy without being overwhelmed.

Address: Hotel Sale; 5 rue de Thorigny
Directions: Metro #8 St. Sebastian-Froissart. It is in the Marais not far from Place des Vosges in a cluster of museums including the Carnavalet, the Surrure among others.
Phone: 04 42 71 25 21
Website: http://www.musee-picasso.fr

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 7, 2004
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