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Musee Picasso Paris

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Address: 5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France
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Description: This collection of Picasso paintings is located in a 17th-century hotel.
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Great Picasso collection

This is a small museum out of the way in the 3/4 district. It's a bit off the beaten path but not too difficult to find. The museum is not large but it houses a great collection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Very difficult to find in an older, smaller neighborhood, but well worth it. Asked at least 3x for directions after we got off metro. For Picasso admirers, this is a must. Converted older home in a local neighborhood. Cool inside and well laid out. About 6 floors high with minimal elevator service. Many of his older and lesser known works... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Museum is going to be 30 years old in November. 2 floors were closed before the total reopening. You have the underground, part of the Hall of access and under the roof which at present you can visit. It is a mixture of drawings, posters, and painting which are randomly offered. Under the roof you have the chance to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum out of the way in the 3/4 district. It's a bit off the beaten path but not too difficult to find. The museum is not large but it houses a great collection of works originally from Picasso's private collection. As it is not an extensive museum and you can easily see the best pieces in... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this place when I visited about 10 years ago, but found this new incarnation rather confusing. I don't pretend to know a great deal about art, and I would expect that the rooms would provide some guidance, but there was little coherence in the way that the collection was presented for the non specialist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This maybe the craziest and most interesting museum I've been to. I wouldn't say I'm an art lover, but I enjoy looking at art. What I saw in the Picasso museum is something completely different. I don't know if I'd call it art, but it was absolutely entertaining and unique.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been here once before, 25 years ago or so. At that time Picasso's masterworks were unfamiliar to me, and I felt that they were presented well in the museum. Now that Pablo's art has gained ever widening popularity and meaning, the time has come to arrange his spectrum into a more meaningful surrounding. I would suggest Paris municipality to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Can't believe it, what a disappointment. The building is still beautiful but the collection feels space in it, which seems crazy for such an extraordinarily productive artist. I'm guessing that the curators thought it necessary for such an incredible artist to have no more than one work per wall for most of the show, but I felt the effect was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum on a day when there was no line up. Looking at the recent renovations it looked to me that the building itself was now a Picasso creation. So many nooks and crannies, a place that one must experience for themselves. Lots of natural light.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I am a fan of Picasso but I am disappointed by this museum. First, the collection is not extensive nor wide enough. Picasso’s early works are almost non existent, such as those realistic style oil paintings in his early career, his blue and rose periods, and sketches in different periods of his time. These are very significant to his work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although I am not a huge fan of Picasso, I decided to visit this museum - and I was not disappointed. It is located in an old building that was quite difficult to find - had to ask several people along the way. But once we found it we were delighted. It is interesting to learn that he spent so... More 

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