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Musee Picasso Paris

Le Marais
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Address: 5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 85 56 00 36
Description: This collection of Picasso paintings is located in a 17th-century hotel.
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Even more unique than it was!

This museum, situated in the 'Hôtel Salé', a fabulous XVIIth century house as a building, now hosts a renovated presentation of Picasso's works. The thematic approach is more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum, situated in the 'Hôtel Salé', a fabulous XVIIth century house as a building, now hosts a renovated presentation of Picasso's works. The thematic approach is more attractive than the former, which was more chronological, so that the paintings and sculptures stand out even more beautifully for the visitors. Superb work from the museum people.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Lighting extremely bad; on some paintings there is even a shadow of the picture frame. Staff was annoying and rude. There are some sketches of the famous (and wonderful) Demoiselles d'Avignon. They are quite worthless if you don't show the result (the actual painting) with them (why not a good reproduction of the painting?) All in all not a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I visited the Picasso museum in the Marais district last Sunday. We hadn’t bought tickets so even though it was a cold grey march day we still had to queue for 30 minutes to get in. (Pre-booking tickets for just about anything in Paris is a good idea, if you can.) Once in though, it’s a wonderful experience. The building... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The whole experience takes your breathe away. It's intensity, vibrance, extraordinary glimpse at some of the best art you can see in the most phenomenal environment. A must see

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Holland, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In a beautiful mansion, this collection will impress you. You may know his cubism, but you'll see here that Picasso could actually make representational art. I especially enjoyed his obsession with the guitar, which you will see in all stages of paint and sculpture. The top floor features art of his peers. A couple of large tour groups of ladies... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this museum, but found it just ok. It is hard to follow and the large tour groups were annoying. I did really like his private collection in the 3rd floor and the building is beautiful

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Make sure to reserve tickets online before you so that you have a timed entrance and can skip the queue

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Maui, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We are big Picasso fans, and have been waiting to see the newly renovated museum. We went on a Friday afternoon, and waited less than 5 minutes to enter. Having read the reviews, I had dutifully downloaded the free app (which turned out to be about the history of the building and collection, and not at all about the works).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Arrive at 9am and be prepared to wait, though it's well worth it. Wonderful collection in a stunning Hotel Particulier. When we were there in January the museum did not accept the Paris Museum pass. If you want to use one of the audio guides you need to book online in advance, you can't just rent one on the day.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I had visited Museu Picasso in Barcelona 2009, loved almost every aspect of the museum, and was really anticipating my visit to Musée Picasso in Paris. It was a five-year wait, and when it finally reopened its door last October, I couldn't wait to visit. But it seems the greater the anticipation, the greater the disappointment. For starters, there was... More 

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.