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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 32 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I always enjoy visiting the Picasso Museum at Antibes. Picasso was in an inventive and sunny mood when he was here and it shows in his marvellous and imaginative work. Leaving it behind in Antibes to the lasting benefit of the town was a fabulous gesture of thanks. And it's not just his paintings and drawings but also marvellous ceramics,... More

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Parma, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Picasso visited this site for a short period which is why it is now called Musee Picasso. You will find paintings and sketches that he did during his stay on the top floor of the museum. Paintings and statues from other artists are on the other floors. Personally, I would not go out of my way to visit this museum,... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the sculptures on the terrace and the paintings were presented well, you will love here if you are a Picasso fan

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My favorite part of this museum is the outdoor area with sculptures and amazing views of the Mediterranean. The building that the museum is housed in is also very beautiful. It was not a large collection so we visited in about an hour or so but I'm so glad we did. It made for an enjoyable, air conditioned respite on... More

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If in Antibes please visit this gorgeous museum. The view of the Mediterranean is breathtaking. The museum itself has limited art work by Picasso himself. Some say he had students make the art and then he signed them- for instance the platters. It is an intimate museum - referring to size - and you can visit it in under an... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Musee Picasso. It is more intimate than some of the large museums that we visited in Paris and offers the unique experience of seeing his works of art in the place where he created them. Throughout the museum there are photographs of Picasso at work. Touring the museum was just as beautiful as the views outside... More

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