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A front view of the Picasso Museum building and entrance on a sunny blue day

The Picasso Museum holds over 5,000 of his works, plus many of his personal possessions and effects. He lived in Paris from 1904-1946

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Last updated: 24 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

Paris’ Picasso Museum is set in the grandiose, Hotel Sale, one of the most extravagant 17th-century mansions in the city.

Inside, over 400 of Pablo Picasso’s artworks are displayed – everything from sculpture and drawings, to collages and paintings (of an estimated 5000 pieces in the museum) – showing just how productive he was.

Unbeknown to many, Picasso was also a great art collector, and his personal collection is displayed on the 2nd floor. It includes works by many of his friends, including Matisse and Braque.

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Highlights to look out for include the 1915 Violin sculpture, his 1901 Autoportrait and his 1930 La Crucifixion, each in totally different styles.

Also don’t miss the 1943 Man with a Lamb sculpture. You can still see where Picasso’s thumb or fingers pressed the clay to help keep it upright.

Price from: £12
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

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