Musée Picasso in Paris: prices, access, opening hours... All you need to know about the Paris museum

Published by Laurent de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on March 28th, 2024 at 07:00 p.m.
If you're a fan of Picasso's work, head to the Musée Picasso to discover the museum's permanent collections, as well as numerous exhibitions on the artist's world. History, access, opening hours, prices... We tell you everything you need to know about this beautiful Parisian museum!

Don't you just want to go to the Musée Picasso? The cultural establishment dedicated to the artist, located at 5 rue de Thorigny in the 3rd arrondissement, is a museum gem in the French capital! Opened in 1985, this museum is dedicated, as its name suggests, to the work of Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Housed in the heart of theHôtel Salé, a baroque townhouse in the Marais district, this emblematic venue is home to the world's richest collection of Picasso's works, making it a must-see destination for art lovers and tourists to Paris.

The history of the Musée Picasso is fascinating. TheHôtel Salé, built between 1656 and 1660, saw many uses before becoming the museum we know today. Classified as a historic monument in 1968, the hotel was purchased by the City of Paris in 1964 and underwent extensive restoration from 1974 to 1984 to house the Picasso collection. The artist, known for his love of old houses, would undoubtedly have appreciated this historic location. The museum, designed by architect Roland Simounet, opened its doors to the public in 1985, providing a historically respectful setting for displaying and preserving Picasso's works.

For a practical visit, here's some useful information:

  • Opening hours : Tuesday to Friday, 10.30am to 6pm, and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (except Mondays), 9.30am to 6pm. Late-night openings are offered on the first Wednesday of each month until 10:00 pm.
  • Access : the museum is accessible by metro (line 1, "Saint-Paul" station, and line 8, "Saint-Sébastien-Froissart" station). The site is accessible by bus (lines 29, 96, 75, 69, 76, 67, 72).
  • Parking: public parking lots such as Parking Public Temple and Parking Marais are available nearby.
  • Accessibility: facilities are available for people with reduced mobility.

How much does a ticket to the museum cost?

14 euros for the full rate and 11 euros for the reduced rate, applicable according to the opening hours of the exhibition spaces. Note that the museum is free on the 1st Sunday of the month.

The Musée Picasso is one of Paris's cultural and historical treasures. Its unique collection, rich history and location in one of the city's most picturesque districts make it a not-to-be-missed destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in art and history. Shall we get our ticket, folks?

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Practical information

Location

5, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris 3

Accessibility info

Official website
www.museepicassoparis.fr

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