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Musee Picasso Paris

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Address: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 85 56 00 36
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This collection of Picasso paintings is located in a 17th-century hotel.

This collection of Picasso paintings is located in a 17th-century hotel.

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Permanent collection and temporary exhibition

We arrived around lunch time, bought our tickets and went directly to the coffee shop to grab a bite. The coffee shop is tiny but there is a nice terrace, better suited for sunny... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The renovated hôtel particulier is beautiful, luminous and with a simple elegance. The Picasso-Giacometti exhibit, highlighting the influences of the former over the younger artist, is interesting. However, in both cases, the pieces exhibited are disappointing. Giacometti is represented by small rather insignificant works, nothing compared to his masterpieces and powerful creations. The Picasso works that are displayed, although numerous,... More 

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Ludwigshafen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had visited the Picasso museum before, but the exhibition "Picasso and Giacometti" was worth another visit. And it was really very interesting, how the older one influenced the younger, how they painted or sculptured similar objects. Also, the structure of the exhibition - by topic, not chronological - was very well done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived around lunch time, bought our tickets and went directly to the coffee shop to grab a bite. The coffee shop is tiny but there is a nice terrace, better suited for sunny and not too cold days. The food was not bad. We had the pleasure of seeing the exhibition on Picasso and Giacometti. The parallel between the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful museum in one of the most special and beautiful areas of Paris. It is relatively small and intimate compared to some of the other massive museums in Paris, so it's perfect for a shorter afternoon trip combined with exploring the Marais. Though it can be busy, it is easy to navigate and has some of Picasso's... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I visited the Musee Picasso in 2007, I thought it was amazing. When I went back following its renovation, I found it disappointing. The Picasso show mounted by the Gagosian Gallery that I saw in 2011 was a hundred times more insightful, illuminating, and well-thought-out than the comparative leftovers I saw this time in Paris. I don't see any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The current exhibition, showing the close relationship and works of both Picasso and Giacommetti is absolutely absorbing. The context is that the museum was created from works and records acquired from Picasso's estate in place of death duties . Using this treasure trove, the museum has created a history around Picasso's life story based on not just paintings but note... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

But you want museums to be popular or then we all have a problem...So on a cold drizzly November day this museum was still very busy. Obviously, well worth it...it's Picasso.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another beautiful museum to visit while in Paris. The building itself is a sight to see if you love and appreciate architecture. Buy a ticket in advance on line. It was fairly crowded when I went (even though it is off-season in Paris). START at the top of the museum and work your way down. It is less... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having loved the Picasso museum in Barcelona, we expected to love this one too. But sadly not. Pieces on display were disappointing. Nothing with Wow factor. For the Wow factor go to National portrait gallery in London, before February 4, 2017, for Picasso Portraits Or the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, before February 20th, for the Shchukin collection (Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the Musee Picasso Paris to be rather mediocre. It's a beautiful building, but most the art has a sort of 'left overs' feel; these are the pieces Picasso left to his family. They were conveyed to the French Government to settle estate taxes upon the artists death. Nice place, but wouldn't visit again.

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