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Musee National Picasso La Guerre et La Paix

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Address: 1 Place de Liberation, 06220 Vallauris, France
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Musee National Picasso is combined with another couple of exhibitions. Two of them are the "Musee de la Ceramique" and the "Musee Magnelli". Most visitors (not a lot when we... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2016
Perth, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Appreciate that the collections on display here will vary, but nonetheless disappointed with our recent return visit to this small Picasso museum. On a previous visit (over 10 years ago) we found a very interesting collection of Picasso pottery themed around fish designs on plates. This time, no such luck, and nothing in the pottery that was memorable. We were... More 

Thank Lazy L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Although this is the national gallery of Picasso, other artists are also exhibited, and done very imaginatively too. It is a lovely building (or complex of buildings really) with some stunning works by Picasso in a variety of media as well as many works by other people. "La Guerre et La Paix" in particular is a unique work which has... More 

Thank 508anon
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Musee National Picasso is combined with another couple of exhibitions. Two of them are the "Musee de la Ceramique" and the "Musee Magnelli". Most visitors (not a lot when we visited) go for the "La guerre et la paix" murals on the Church next to the Musee de la Ceramique". There's also a number of ceramics by Picasso. Unfortunately there's... More 

Thank ElBandolero_12
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Having read about Picasso's influence in this little town renowned for its ceramics we wanted to visit this museum and it didn't disappoint, For a very modest €5 entrance fee which also allows access to another 6 museums/exhibitions in the town, the museum has a fascinating collection of ceramic works by not just Picasso but also Magnelli - combined with... More 

Thank Alison L
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed May 19, 2016

The museum is interesting.The true Highlight is the chapel with the world famous paintings by Picasso. A must.Rather few tourists.Come around 10 am,just after opening.Few others to share this unique experience with.

Thank alex2013998
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

Plenty to admire in this place to visit. The building itself (with its solid interior reminiscent of a monastery) is worth a visit as it offers great views out into the Mediterranean, but it's filled with not only paintings and sculptures from Picasso but many other well known artists.

Thank Karl M
New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

A high point of our trip. It is worth the stop, you could spend hours just sitting in the chapel and looking at it. Nice town, good food, but if you are in the south of France, you must visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

This museum is open seven days a week from 10am to 6.15pm with a few holiday exceptions. It was a priory of Abbey Lerins. In the 13th century chapel is Picasso's "War and Peace" created in Picasso's Vallauris studio with the help of a local carpenter. A 10 minute video aid to understanding the work, one in French and one... More 

4 Thank Graham L
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

The exposition is smaller than of the Picasso museum of Antibes and it also presents ceramics done by other artists. Still, ceramics handmade and painted by Picasso is unbeatable and the gem of the exhibition. Unfortunately no photos are allowed. Like in other places of the Riviera, there is a siesta break between 12 PM and 2 PM when the... More 

1 Thank N K
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Picasso's ceramics don't really excite me, but the chapel is quite moving. Watch the video (in English or French) on a screen in the corner which explains the meaning of the paintings in Picasso's own words. Also on the upper floors of the museum there are paintings, amazing furniture, ceramics and lights by other artists including Magnelli. Really worth visiting.

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