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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Salvador Dali, the master of surrealism in Paris! Espace Dali, located in...
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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We really enjoyed Espace Dali. It's not a very big museum but has some magnificient Dali sculptures. It's worth a visit if you are a Dali fan. It's very easy to find now as after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Vancouver, Canada

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

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I loved this tiny museum up in Montmartre. You don't get much of Dali's large oil canvases but you can see all the famous statues and a wide variety of series he has worked on that reflect his personal interests, muses and source of inspiration. There is a series about the first encounter with Freud (who was imagined as having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We really enjoyed Espace Dali. It's not a very big museum but has some magnificient Dali sculptures. It's worth a visit if you are a Dali fan. It's very easy to find now as after you visit Sacre Couer there are signs on the streets that lead you right to it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After visiting other costless museums and attractions, we agreed to pay €7.50 as a student to enter the museum. Compared to the larger museums in Paris, this trip is not worth your time or effort as it was very small and not much work from Dali himself. Although it may be an independent ran business, I would not recommend it.

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Dear Sophie We thank you for leaving a comment on your visit, but we are sorry you didn't enjoy it. However, we must point out that all the 200 artworks exhibited in our museum are authentic Dali's works, reportoriated in the official catalogue of his works. Best regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A well-laid-out, large one-hall exhibit space. Not many of his large / famous paintings, as they're in the museums. But many excellent sculptures, including a large elephant-giraffe carrying an amber obelisk, several surreal full-size human figures, and the lobster-telephone. The walls hold several 'series' from different periods of his career, demonstrating his versatility both in various media and in representation.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

found it by Chance while Walking around. very interesting. were suprised that photography is not forbidden!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you can't face the tourist crowds in the Louvre, this place is a great alternative. Hidden away in the Montmartre, I spent a good hour here and came out with a much better insight into Dali. Good value and worth a visit.

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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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