Picasso National Museum, Paris
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At Picasso National Museum, see most of the works, by Picasso and others, that were in the master's possession at the time of his death. To visit Picasso National Museum on your trip to Paris, use our Paris vacation trip planner.
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After being closed for years for renovations, we were eager to visit. The building is nicely renovated, but the collection is far inferior to Barcelona's Picasso collection. Even without the compariso... read more »
Magnifique musée au cœur du Marais. Exposition Picasso - Giacometti très intéressante. Certaines salles paraissent tout de même bien vide à croire que Picasso a peu produit ...Magnificent Museum in the heart of the Marais. Picasso exhibit - Giacometti very interesting. Some rooms appear still to believe that Picasso produced little empty...show original
Picasso is already a good reason to get there but there is more: the museum has been renewed recently and the ambiance is great. The temporary exhibition on Giacometti and the relation between these t... read more »
Ronald Stephen Regnier
Incredibly disappointing. Over the years I have visited the Picasso museums in Barcelona, and Antibes, and seen one major exhibit at the MFA in Boston. All great. I waited patiently for 5-years for this place to reopen. I'm in Paris at least once/year and ALWAYS find time for Musée d'Orsay and L'Orangerie. I doubt that I'll ever return to the Picasso in Paris.
This is an enjoyable museum. Because its function as a gallery was not the building's original purpose, the flow and utilisation of the spaces is not optimal. Lots of areas that can be missed if you don't follow every corridor, sometimes to a dead end or fire stairway but iften to another gallery. The signage is the problem. Descriptions of the actual artwork are fine but there is no directional signage, no room numbers ir sequencing, no directions to communication between floors and very little help to guide you to the exit. Finding the way out to the garden is difficult. Another thing I found irritating was the people taking photos of the artwork. It is permitted but it means people stand very close to the pieces, block everyone's view and spend long periods adjusting their cameras, checking the results and retaking shots. There are fair crowds here so photos should not be permitted. The staff are very helpful sorting out your orientation problems but a review of the functionality of the museum is needed. I met dozens if people who were in the fire escape (which bypasses all the galleries) and I had to queue to get directional help from the attendants.
This is a really nicely updated 17th century Parisian mansion in the Marais which makes a perfect backdrop for the work of Picasso. The collection is wonderful, and the building is a sight itself.
If you like Picasso this is the place to be. Beautiful building and amazing collection! Right now (July 2016) they are having an exposition on the statues that Picasso did.
It's ok - the work here is very much what I would call art made with rubbish / scraps. The prints and etchings are pretty elementary... The sculptures a bit meh. Some pockets of genius but really the best thing about this museum is its location in Le Marais which is the only part of Paris which is alive with activity on Sunday. Actually I don't mind the museum's gift shop but I was too tired to buy anything due to the layout of the museum - a lot of stairs and narrow rooms!
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