Musee Picasso-Paris
Musee Picasso-Paris
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Musée Picasso is located in the Hôtel Salé, one of the most beautiful 17th century private mansions in Paris. The Musée Picasso collection comprises over 5,000 works and tens of thousands of archived pieces. For its quality and scope as well as the range of art forms it encompasses, this collection is the only one in the world to present both Picasso’s complete painted, sculpted, engraved and illustrated œuvre and a precise record of the artist’s creative process.
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Neighborhood: 3rd Arr. - Temple
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  • Saint-Sébastien – Froissart • 5 min walk
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  • Gil L
    405 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to learn more about Picasso
    I enjoyed visiting this museum - it was a great collection of Picasso's works and I thought it gave interesting descriptions and perspectives on his work. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area! One of the areas the kids liked the best was the kids' art space in the basement where they have art stations set up and provide instructions on how to create some Picasso-inspired artwork - both the kids and adults were able to participate!
    Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Picasso Museum offers a selection of activities for families, including the creative workshops, which are a free, open-access space offering self-guided creative activities accessible to all. You can also relax with the whole family in the museum's garden and café terasse. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Musée Picasso ! Warmest regards.
    Written June 30, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • eamonn y
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing building and exhibition
    Wow ! This museum is amazing. The building itself is great and the exhibition really opened my eyes to the variety of work he did. There is a Paul Smith flavour to the exhibition at the moment. Well worth a visit. A special mention to the great staff from the security at the entrance, to the room guides , to the shop staff. Another great reason for a visit to Paris again next year !
    Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition "Picasso Celebration : The collection in a new light"and the welcome you've received from the museum staff. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Musée Picasso. Warmest regards.
    Written July 24, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • ChuckDallas
    Dallas, Texas218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Musee Picasso is a must see adventure.
    The collection at the Musee is incredible. It was my second time at the museum - the first time was several years ago. I spent about 3 hours at the collection this time and could have spent more time but had to be somewhere else. I learned so much about Picasso and his talent. It is well worth the visit.
    Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your visit and for leaving a review. We are most delighted to hear that you enjoyed spending so much time in the Musée national Picasso-Paris and we hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards,
    Written August 7, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Marcy S
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Choice Picasso works in the Marais
    The museum is not huge, despite the collection they have. All the galleries are on the lower level. The current exhibit included paintings and sculptures, as well as sketches and watercolor studies. Beautifully curated but the exhibit is not extensive -- it seems that they select works and rotate them. Much of the space in the historic mansion is not utilized for exhibition. There is a lovely courtyard garden, only accessible via the museum.
    Hello! We would like to thank you for your comment. The top floors of the museums are currently closed in preparation for a new exhibition that opens on the 3rd of October. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the exhibiton "La Collection. Oeuvres choisies." as well as the different areas of the museum! Looking forward to welcoming you again to the Musée national Picasso-Paris.
    Written September 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
  • zeeba1
    Auckland Central, New Zealand255 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most floors are closed for hanging
    Have seen better in Spain . But if you’re here in Paris as tourist visit . Only one floor is open with paintings and sculptures . Very disappointing above floors closed . The floors above have notice saying closed for handing . If you decide to go you may not wait long buying ticket so no need to book in advance as I did . A lovely street to walk to with cafes and some boutique shops .
    Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment. As mentionned on our website, the upper floors are closed in preparation for our upcoming exhibition which opens the 3rd of October. On this occasion, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Musée Picasso.
    Written September 26, 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Paul H
    Surrey, United Kingdom67 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice museum, but it was mostly his later works
    I quite enjoyed this museum. Unfortunately the ground floor galleries were closed the day I went, there wasn't any reason given so I don't know if that's a regular event. I guess those rooms would have contained some of his earlier work as the parts I saw were only really from his cubist period and later, and in truth for me it became a little bit samey after a while. The stand out for me was the Portrait of Dora Maar. There are nice places to sit provided so you can really take your time and it wasn't very busy when I went.
    Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your disappointement. As mentionned on our website, the upper floors are closed in preparation for our upcoming exhibition which opens on the 3rd of October. Through more than seventy works, the current exhibition highlights his beginnings, from Cubism to the 1960s, as well as the cross-cutting themes in his work. For your information, next spring, the Musée Picasso will be presenting a permanent display of its collection wihich will feature many more emblematic masterpieces of Picasso. On this occasion, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Musée Picasso.
    Written September 26, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 22, 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful art, superbly curated. Signage is superb.
    The museum has four floors and when we were there the first floor was a comprehensive exhibit of Picasso's works, the remaining part of the museum was devoted to an exhibition of the French performance artist, Sophie Calle. The Picasso exhibition is superb... walking through the space is quite easy and the curatorship, offering a variety of his media and a sense of this chronology, was excellent. A very enjoyable museum experience. There are several Picasso masterpieces here and anyone interested in his work should pay a visit, especially next year (2024) when all four floors will be devoted to Picasso's work.
    Dear visitor, Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the museum ! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Picasso's exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you back for an even more immersive exploration of Picasso's masterpieces next spring ! Sincerely, Le Musée national Picasso-Paris
    Written November 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Katie H
    Chattanooga, Tennessee16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Musee Picasso is a nice alternative to the more touristy museums in Paris.
    This museum is a little off the beaten path, not at all touristy as far as museums go. The building is beautiful and is in a cool area of Paris with lots of nice shops and cafes. The cafe in the Museum is also very good, especially if the weather is nice. You can sit outside. The only bad thing was the Wifi was not available at all, and our tickets were on our phones. The very nice person at the door found a way to get them from her phone, but we could not access any of the online information about the museum while we were there.
    Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at the museum. We are delighted to hear that you appreciated the location, as well as the beautiful building and the café of our museum. Your feedback about the WiFi is duly noted, and we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. We are actively working to improve our connectivity services to ensure a seamless experience for our visitors, including easy access to online information during their visit. We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable exploration of Picasso's masterpieces. Best regards, Le Musée national Picasso-Paris
    Written December 1, 2023
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    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 24, 2023
  • SeeingTHEworld2012
    Victoria, Canada862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sophie Calle soars at Picasso Museum
    Sophie Calle has taken over the Picasso Museum and the result is remarkable. She has shown a deep understanding and thoughtful interpretation of Picasso's work while making the exhibit clearly about her talent and impact on the art scene. From the wrapped canvases, to the re-interpreted Guernica it is a stand out exihibit.
    Thank you very much for your comment. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Sophie Calle's exhibition and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! All the best, The Musée national Picasso-Paris
    Written January 18, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Cocobe dee Bell
    St. Augustine, Florida129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic and Relaxing
    A Parisian friend of mine recommended visiting this museum in lieu of the madness at the more famous museums. It goes without saying that the building is Magnificent, it is France I would expect no less. Everything is beautiful. We came to see Picasso and ended up entranced with the Sophie Callie exhibit and forgot we came there to see Picasso. I’m glad I had to go to the bathroom, we would’ve left and never seen the Picasso Exhibit, which is on the lower (restroom) level. The ladies room doors are a bit, stiff, push hard. I really enjoyed being able to relax and really look at the exhibit. This is a museum well worth coming to because you get to breathe and have some space to enjoy and take in the experience. Just remember you came here for Picasso. We used our translator App but the audio option provided by the Musee probably would have been better and more informative. Did not expect to be so entranced with Exhibit.
    Dear visitor, We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience at our museum! It's fantastic to hear that you were impressed by the magnificence of the building and that you found the Sophie Calle exhibit captivating. We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience with the restroom doors; we are taking your feedback into consideration to improve. Our goal is to create a relaxing and immersive experience for all our visitors, and I'm happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the exhibit at your own pace. Thank you for your kind words about the museum, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. If you do return, don't forget to take advantage of the audio option provided by the museum for a more informative experience. Best regards,
    Written March 14, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 20, 2024
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Chapulin_30
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Avoid completely. This museum has been gutted and unless there is a temporary exhibition, there are approximately 10 works of art to see by Picasso. They still charge 11€ regardless and dont say anything about the fact that there is not much to see. They show plenty of family photos and videos of the artist but no works of art practically. Very disappointing. Furthermore, they charge 4€ for an audio guide with very few commentaries of interest. A typical French scam. Naturally the employees are aware but don’t say anything and dont offer refunds
Written March 26, 2022
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Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you were not satisfied with the amount of art on display and the content offered via the audio guide. Please believe that the museum team does its best to ensure that your experience at the museum is always of the highest quality. Therefore, your comment has been well considered. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Musée national Picasso-Paris for future exhibitions.
Written March 28, 2022
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Wander
Sunnyvale, CA7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is the third time I have visited the Picasso museum and each time I am hoping it will get better and now after the third time I will never go back. Each time a significant portion of the museum was closed and each time the displays were poorly curated.

The museum was supposed to be a reflection of Picasso and his interest in literature. One of the displays included paperback books by other authors that had Picasso Art on the book cover. I guess you could argue that was Picasso’s influence on the world of literature and the editors choice of a book cover but I just thought it was more like what an eighth grader would do if they were a curator.

I am done with the Picasso museum forever and will never go back. The third time truly is in this case a lack of charm.
Written March 12, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your comment. We are sincerely sorry to hear of your disappointment. Please believe that we are doing everything we can to allow visitors to appreciate the extent of Picasso's work. The museum's policy is to offer a new experience on each visit, thus we regularly renew the display that’s why some rooms could be closed. Looking forward to welcoming you again to the Musée national Picasso-Paris.
Written March 19, 2020
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Adrienne K
Belmopan, Belize416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This was an impressive museum designed in a mansion where the architecture is as incredible as the great master's art! We were fortunate to visit at the time when American sculpture Alexander Calder's work was also on display.
We explored the entire museum in spite of the fact my 6 year old (now 7) was only mildly interested. We had already seen many museums this being the 8th day of our 14 day trip. He was a trooper and even though I didn't get to linger on each work as I would normally, I did get lots of pictures so I can study them whenever I want!!
Written June 13, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your comment! The staff of the Musée national Picasso-Paris is happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and the museum. =) Looking forward to welcoming you again for the next exhibitions, "Picasso Poet" and "Picasso and the Comics", from July 21. Best regards.
Written June 18, 2020
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James F
Baltimore, MD10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I was really disappointed with this museum. There were far too few significant works by Picasso on display. Of the hand few of impressive works two of them were significantly damaged. I may be spoiled, but I have seen much better collections of Picasso's works displayed in the general modern art museums in the US. Plus, If you have been to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, you will be disappointed with this one.

Currently, the museum has a joint exhibit of Rodin and Picasso. The Rodin works are impressive, but too many of the Picasso works seem to be from an elder Picasso who seemed to feel that any thing he threw together would be a work of genius.

The underwhelming works displayed at the museum especially pale when compared to the treasures down the Seine at the D'Orsay, L'Orangerie and the Marmottan. For the same entrance fee as the Picasso Museum, those museums are utterly stunning. Room after room of world class works.

Especially notable at those museums are the later works of Monet painted when he was in his seventies and eighties. At that age he was still inventive and creating art that foreshadowed Western art for the next half century.

There's so much art to see in Paris. I suggest that you skip this museum if you're on the fence.
Written August 17, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your comment. We are sincerely sorry to hear of your disappointment.Please believe that we are doing everything we can to allow visitors to appreciate the extent of Picasso's work. The museum's policy is to offer a new experience with each visit, which is why we regularly rearrange the display of the rooms to highlight Picasso's creative process. We hope that future exhibitions will be more to your liking. Looking forward to welcoming you again to the Musée national Picasso-Paris.
Written August 20, 2021
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I stepped in as part of Rick Steves "Marais Walk" (in his 'Paris' guidebook - highly recommended). I'm not exactly a huge fan of the weird Picasso style (I am totally a realist), but the museum has many of his paintings and other works and it is laid out conveniently for visitors. It is obvious the layout is done with a lot of love and respect for the Artist and his work. There was a combo exhibition with Alexander Calder when I was there and they did a great job of displaying similar works for us to compare the styles and subject matters, it flowed together perfectly.
Written March 11, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and displays! We would be happy to welcome you again to the Musée national Picasso-Paris. See you soon =)
Written March 18, 2020
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Dan W
London14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Rip off!!! Worst museum experience I have ever had

Two out of Four floors are closed.. very few Picasso pieces in the museum. This is not made clear on the museum website when you purchase your ticket. Only found out when we were in the exhibition.

They offer a 2 euro discount which is an insult. Very disappointing and will not be going back or recommending that anyone go to this museum. Terrible customer service
Written October 25, 2021
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Dear visitor, Thank you for your message. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment. Considering the museum's goal to offer a unique perspective on Picasso's artworks through the exhibitions, some floors may be closed at the time of your visit to install the new exhibition. Rest assured we do our best to inform our visitors beforehand through our website. Therefore, your feedback has been taken into account.
Written October 27, 2021
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CTD
Cannon Beach, OR19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very disappointing, and, actually, it made us quite mad. We wish we would have read the reviews first. We are both artists and we were shocked at how badly this was curated. Two floors closed. If you know both artists work this will take you less than 45 minutes. We came all the way from Oregon for this show. Really? What’s the point of mixing the two artists? You can go to the Rodin museum on its own which is fabulous and there is a much better overview of his work— it makes no sense. This is the Picasso museum, hello, where are the Picasso’s? Even the gift shop was disappointing. It was suddenly pouring rain and no umbrellas for sale. I would have loved a Picasso umbrella as a souvenir. Two $40 cab rides to get there, what a shame. If you are an experienced museum goer, don’t waste your time.
Written October 31, 2021
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Dear visitor, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to learn that your visit was not pleasant and that you experienced some inconveniences. The « Picasso Rodin » exhibition is an invitation cross-reading of the works of these two great artists. We hope to welcoming you again and that our new exhibtions will be more of your taste.
Written December 8, 2021
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Gordana P
New York City, NY1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We visited Muse Picasso in the past we loved a rich collection of his work. However, I am very disappointed that more than the half of the museum (1st and 2 floor) were closed today. This represents more than the half of the museum and there is no notice on the website when you purchase tickets. They still charge full price for a very modest display of Picasso’s work. His work is displayed only in the basement, while ground floor has a mix of many other artists. We felt that we were cheated of the time and money. We waisted half a day for close to nothing.
Written February 25, 2024
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Dear visitor, We regret the disappointment you experienced during your recent visit. We want to clarify that the closure of more than half of the museum's floors was due to the rehanging of the permanent collection, which has just reopened. This information was communicated on our website at the time of ticket purchase and by our reception staff. We understand your frustration with the modest display of Picasso's work and the mix of other artists on the ground floor. We hope you will consider visiting us again to fully enjoy the newly reopened permanent collection and other exhibitions. Sincerely, Le Musée national Picasso-Paris
Written March 14, 2024
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Guy S
Paris, France3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Musee Picasso used to be a favourite museum of ours. Sadly since their renovation, they have seemingly decided to keep their most interesting pieces in storage. Instead what we get is a succession of disappointing temporary exhibitions.
Most visitors want to see the highlights of the museum's collections rather than exclusively an ever changing set of second-rate works.
The justification for the Rodin-Picasso exhibition itself is rather unconvincing: both of them experimented, Picasso was familiar with Rodin's work... not exactly groundbreaking, is it? It all seems rather superficial and sophomoric.
Written October 17, 2021
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Dear visitor, We thank you for your message. We regret to learn you were disappointed with our current exhibition. Artworks are regularly changed to allow visitors discover the breadth and depth of Picasso's work. We hope you will enjoy our next exhibition "Picasso à l'image". We look forward to seeing you soon.
Written October 25, 2021
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pierrekiwi
Australia154 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Musee Picasso should be a Paris highlight for any art lover but our visit was disappointing. After we paid the Euro 7 fee and entered we discovered that two of the floors were closed “for re-hanging.” What remained was a somewhat spartan collection of Picasso’s work. There were, of course, interesting works but we have seen far better in other galleries.
Written September 15, 2023
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Dear visitor, We are sincerely sorry to hear of your disappointment. Until the opening of our next exhibition, on the 3rd of October, the upper floors are closed in preparation. Please note that a reduced rate of 7€ instead of 14€ applies during this period, due to the closure of the floors 1 through 3. The current exhibition "La collection. Œuvres Choisies" is a temporary exhibition that features over 70 works by Picasso, with a selection of masterpieces, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and ceramics, among the most emblematic in the collection. For your information, next spring, the Musée Picasso will present a permanent hang of its collection with many more masterpieces of Picasso. On this occasion, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Musée Picasso.
Written September 21, 2023
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