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Musee Picasso

Chateau Grimaldi, Place du Chateau, 06600 Antibes, France
33 04 92 90 54 20 for an attendant; 33 (0)4 92 90 54 26 for recording
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Ranked #3 of 35 attractions in Antibes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Situated within an old castle, this museum has a collection of works spanning Picasso's career.
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. Located in the center of the old town on the water the Musee Picasso features an exhibit by Nicholas de Stael on the lower floors and Picasso on the top. It presented both artists well and provided an insightful look on their lives and work. My only complaint was that explanations of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

and unfortunately didnt exceed our expectations as it had a fairly limited amount of his art work and some photographs. Building is very interesting though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Museum is based in a lovely chateau Grimaldi, overlooking the sea. The bottom bit was dedicated to Nicolas de Stael, a very interesting exhibition of an artist who committed suicide in the town of Antibes. the top floor is all about Picasso, ranging from photographs taken of him while at work, to lots of still lives and nudes he painted... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was small and easy to take in. It is next to the old city and had a wonderful collection of Picasso's work.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A very well kept museum telling the story of Picasso's time in Antibes and how he worked in the studio. Also a little bit of modern art in general and some other artists of the same category and time as Picasso. Picasso's short stay in Antibes and his time at the Riviera was not the most well-known, so those looking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Slightly disappointing that only one floor of the Piccaso museum has Piccaso works of art on it but they are well worth seeing particularly the ceramics. Also interesting photos of Piccaso at work in the museum. Spectacular views from the terrace and some interesting sculptures. Definitely a place you should visit while in Antibes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There are many Picasso-museums, this one is unique as it give you insight in Picassos atelier in 1946, many of his paintings from that period, including the masterpiece "La Joie de Vivre" and very interesting photos by Michel Sima, but don't expect a retrospective exhibition. The terrasse offers an excellent sea-view and several sculptures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really good little museum, well worth a visit especially the terrace outside the museum with fabulous views over Antibes

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was disappointing. We'd visited before but forgotten how limited the Picasso collection actually is here. Lesser works, from the lesser career stages. Quite expensive, too, invariably crowded and service without a smile. There are much better places to see Picassos in this area, and much better galleries/museums generally (Musee Fernand Leger, Fondation Maeght, etc).

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Richmond, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When we're in the Cote d'Azur we often visit the Musee Picasso. Although Picasso only used the top-floor studio within Chateau Grimaldi for a couple of months, it is well worth visiting to get a sense of where he worked They have a good small collection of photos of him at work there. They also have a number of interesting... More

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