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“bit of a disapointment”
Review of Espace Dali

Espace Dali
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Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris
Ranked #107 of 1,243 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed February 19, 2013

was really looking forward to seeing this museum as am a big fan of dalis work,but im affaird this museum is really not worth the money when you can see better and more this at the musee d'orsay.what was there was great but it really is very small and is very expensive for what it is.sorry

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Take a pass from this small, subterranean, quirky collection. Expensive and very forgettable. We spent about 10 minutes there. Again...if you are a Dali fan knock yourself out. If not, keep walking, really not very inspiring. Most of drawings are pretty horrible, sculptures perhaps a bit better....

4  Thank HClowd
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

if you love Dali, you'll see a lot of paintings and sketches that you probably did not see before... nice small museum, representing a lot of Dali's illustrations for books and stories.. nice collection of sculptures as well.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

I always loved a few of Dali's works and was looking for something fun to do on a rainy morning in Montmarte. First, I'm surprised I didn't lost! Make sure you map it out before you go, there are no signs and it's around a corner (although right near the square with the portrait artists, turn left at the top of the stairs and pass through the opening in the stone wall).

I've done a lot of the typical touristy things in Paris so was looking for something off the beaten path. It was very a very small museum. I learned a lot about Dali. I did think it was over priced so wouldn't really recommend it to anyone other than true Dali fans. The audio guide was pretty repetitive too and I couldn't take it after a while. All in all, I'm glad I saw the museum.

1  Thank Gooeny
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

just loved it! nice and simple, it is interesting to have a closer look into Dali's work! Loved it! Also the location is super so before or after you could have a nice supper in one of the lovely bistros of Montmartre or even visit Sacre Coeur. Can't wait to go again!

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