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Espace Dali

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Address: 11 rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 64 40 10
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Salvador Dali, the master of surrealism in Paris!

Espace Dali...

Salvador Dali, the master of surrealism in Paris!

Espace Dali, located in the heart of the famous artists' village, Montmartre, exhibits the largest collection of artworks by Salvador Dali in France.

Dali as you have never seen before!

The collection is the fruit of the emblematic surrealist artist's extravagant inspiration: theatrical sculptures, erotic, dreamlike or irresistibly humorous engravings, poetic objects and furniture, are all part of the phantasmagorical universe of the inventor of soft watches.

The multiple facets of the Catalan Master

3D Surrealism

Thanks to Dali, everything can be transformed by the magic of dreams: the Space Elephant with spindly legs seems to defy gravity, a watch melts from a branch, a snail spreads its wings and Venus has drawers.

Stories and wonders

Dali had an encyclopedic culture and was fascinated by major themes from literature, mythology and religion. He used many different techniques to illustrate universal texts: Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Bible... As well as more personal works, such as Moses and Monotheism or The Alchemy of the Philosophers.

Each book is an art object.

Sculptures, drawings, water colors, engravings, lithographs, Espace Dali invites us to explore the main themes of his work: dreams, mythology, sensuality...

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No coherence, focus jumps from lithographies to sculptures, lighting is disastrous. The various teasers insist on Daum crystal sculptures temporary exhibition but there are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Francis H
Divonne-les-Bains, France
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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

No coherence, focus jumps from lithographies to sculptures, lighting is disastrous. The various teasers insist on Daum crystal sculptures temporary exhibition but there are probably less than 20 of them and they are very poorly showcased. Add a high price (discount if >60) and my conclusion is that you can spend your time in another attraction. Just nearby beware of... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It was a nice place to visit, but the cost is little high compared to the collection they have. Was the first time I saw Dali paintings, was not very excited as I am not a huge art fan.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

If you're expecting a huge museum, where no appreciation of Dali's sculpture and pictures is required - probably best not to go. I found it absolutely amazing and I am an art dinosaur! Beautiful ideas and expressions in each of his works, very cleanly presented. Friendly and helpful staff and not expensive - €7.50 for over 60's Best to get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Be ready to climb lots of stairs to get there. If your not crazy about Dali it might not be worth it. My husband loved it! The area is cute with shops, painters, restaurants and some churches to see.

Lisbon, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The exhibition is nice but it is highly overpriced. Pompidou has more paintings of Dali and it's cheaper... Almost every museum in Paris is cheaper than this small exhibition.

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Amazing assortment of paintings, sculptures, studies, and sketches (the real highlight). It was a real pleasure to see such an impressive collection in such a small and compact place - and for no more than a few euros. The illustrations for Alice in Wonderland were a particular treat. Good bookshop too.

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I was amazed at the extent of the variety of Dali's works and very much enjoyed the visit, not having known much about his life and work. Plan your route well as it is not too easy to find. Lots of tourist traps as you near the area and watch out for the fake deaf mutes collecting money - we... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I am a Dali enthusiast. I have been to the museum in St Petersburg Florida and am familiar with his more famous works. This exhibit was such a treat. There were many pieces I had not seen before. It also featured one of my favorites, the lobster phone. Most of the works are not available in posters so you just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It is a very compact museum that has the greatest collection of Dali’s sculptures. Through the extensive collection here, one can see the multi-talented Dali as a sculptor, illustrator and designer of fashion, jewelry and furniture. Though there are not many paintings of Dali, the sculptures and videos alone are very well worth viewing. For the fans of Dali and... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I'm not a fan of Montmartre at all but let my wife talk me into going. As expected, Place du Tertre was heaving with humanity. I then made the error of paying 11.50 Euros to enter the Espace Dali. Salvador must be laughing in his grave at the thought of tourist rubes paying to see this stuff. Okay, I admit... More 


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Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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