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The Picasso Museum in Paris


History of the Picasso Museum

Pablo Picasso was a native of Spain, but he spent most of his adult life in Paris and along the Cote d’Azur. After his death in 1973, at the age of 92, the French government was given thousands of Picasso’s works in lieu of estate taxes. You can see a rotating collection of the 10,000 sketches, notebooks, fine art and ceramics Picasso produced at the 17th century mansion in the trendy Marais district that houses his work.

A multi-year expansion and renovation was completed in 2014, allowing many more works to be seen.

The exterior of the 17th century mansion Aubert-de-Fontenay - Now home to the Musee Picasso.
The exterior of the 17th century mansion Aubert-de-Fontenay – Now home to the Musee Picasso.

Works of Picasso’s contemporaries such as Cezanne and Matisse have been added to the museum’s collection over the years.

Location: Hôtel Salé, 5, rue de Thorigny , 75003 Paris

Saint-Paul, Chemin-Vert, Filles du Calvaire 
 29, 69, 76, 93

 For more information visit the Picasso museum website.