The Picasso Museum in Antibes is one of the top museums in the French Riviera. Pablo Picasso lived 26 years there after the war and donated 23 paintings to be housed in the lovely Grimaldi Museum on Antibes seafront. French Riviera.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) arrived in Antibes on the French Riviera in September 1946. Picasso painted three months in Antibes 12th century Castle at the invitation of Romuald Dor de la Souchere, the director of the Grimaldi Museum housed in the castle.
Picasso produced famous works in Antibes including "La joie de vivre". In 1947, Picasso moved to Vallauris near Antibes. Picasso stayed on the French Riviera until his death in Mougins, a village close to Antibes, in 1973.
Pablo Picasso donated 23 paintings and 44 drawings to the Grimaldi Museum. In 1966, The Grimaldi Museum was turned into the Picasso Museum Antibes, one of the best Picasso Museums in the world with Picasso Museum and Centre Pompidou, both in Paris.
The Picasso paintings are the heart of the Picasso Museum. They are complemented with works by Nicolas de Stael and Hans Hartung among other great 20th century artists. The Picasso Museum lovely setting and collections are a must for art lovers.
Museum hours: Picasso museum is open every day except on Monday and on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, December 25th. September 16th to June 14th: 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm. June 15th to September 15th: 10am to 6pm. Ticket office closes at 12pm and 5.30pm.cickets: 6 euros for adults, reduced to 3 euros for seniors over 65.
Antibes is a famous seaside resort of the French Riviera. See the Picasso Museum, the Foundation Hans Hartung, the old Antibes village with its market and Cap d'Antibes.
Locate Antibes on French Riviera map.