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Espace Dali

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Address: 11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, France
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+33 1 42 64 40 10
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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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If you love Dali

This museum is not what I imagined it would be. It's more of a concept space with one artist acting as if they're working in conjunction with Dali. BUT - a wonderful collection of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing. Small collection of Dali idea - mostly copies plus a big shop in the middle of it selling copies and editions of his work. Very little context given. The walls were covered in a comic type work by another artist. Poorly curated and confusing. Avoid if you are actually interested in Dali.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is not what I imagined it would be. It's more of a concept space with one artist acting as if they're working in conjunction with Dali. BUT - a wonderful collection of the works of Dali.

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athens
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No Dali works inside, waste of money. Exhibiotion of a cartoonist inspired by Dali. Totally useless for non Frech speaking. Very small anyway.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit to the Dali museum. Such a different experience, and a wonderful glimpse into an extraordinary mind!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

The museum is quite small which is a great advantage as it doesn't take too long to visit it. It is interesting for all ages, I went with my young cousins and grandparents and we all enjoyed the museum. It is definitely worth to visit and explore. Moreover that neighbourhood is artistic and lovely! The only challenging aspect of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

i Might be a bit bias when it comes to Salvador Dali as he's been a big influence since i can remember and my Favourite artist, but ill try not to be. Ive heard from a few non Art lovers that they like Salvador Dali and can relate more to him in their present day lives and i fully agree.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Get ready to be mesmerized by Dali's exquisite work of art. Melting clock is my favorite piece not to give away too much info on his work. Get swept away in each beautiful piece. Certainly worth a visit. You would need about an hour.

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Thionville, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

OK, I am going you stick my neck right out there and say that I really liked it! It was whimsical and fun. I don't pretend to understand modern art but I am curious and love to learn. Contrary to the Picasso museum (interesting and worth the visit, but it doesn't move me in any particle way) something about Dali's... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is not a real museum, but it is advertized as such... For me it was a disappointing experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Displays lots of Dali Concept art. Most pieces are authenticated by the Dali estate as being made from his conception. Nearly all are realized after his death. This is a private for profit museum that displays a few of his drawings and has art inspired by Dali by other artists. In the end their is a room where you can... More 

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EspaceDali, Responsable relations clients at Espace Dali, responded to this review

Dear Simon T, Thanks for visiting our exhbition and taking the time to leave a comment. Espace Dali's collection is the largest private collection of original artworks by Salvador Dali in France. Each artwork is numered, signed by the artist, and presented in the Catalogue Raisonné printed by the expert Mr Descharnes. As for the date of their production, each... More 

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Montmartre
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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