In the heart of the fashionable Marais district in Paris, Paris Picasso Museum is dedicated to the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Paris Picasso Museum is housed in Hotel Sale, a superb 1656 city mansion, close to Centre Pompidou.
Pablo Picasso lived in France between 1900 and 1973, first in Paris, then on the Riviera. This explains the extraordinary Picasso painting collections in Picasso Museum Paris, in Centre Pompidou in Paris and in Antibes Picasso Museum on the French Riviera.
Paris Picasso Museum opened in 1985 with 203 paintings and 156 pieces of sculpture from the Picasso heritage, paid to the state as death duties.
You will see great paintings in the Museum including Paul en Arlequin and the portrait of Dora Maar. Whether you like Pablo Picasso paintings or not, you will be moved by the colorful masterpieces in display.
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Musee National Picasso
5 rue de Thorigny 75003 Paris
Tel: 33 (0)1 42 71 25 21
Paris metro: Saint-Paul station. Metro line 1 (10' walk).
Paris Picasso Museum is open since October 25th 2014
Open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Closed on 25th December, 1st January and 1st May
Tuesday to Friday: 11.30am to 6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm
Open until 9pm every third Friday of the month
Picasso settled in Paris in 1905. With George Braque, he then pioneered cubism and turned Montmartre, a hilly Paris district, into the fabric of modern art.
In 1913, he moved to Montparnasse, which became the new place to be of modern art, with artists such as Modigliani, Juan Gris, Diego Rivera, Fujita and Soutine.
Pablo Picasso spent most of his life in Paris and on the Riviera in South of France, where he died in 1973.
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