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Musée Picasso

Musée Picasso Musée Picasso

The Hotel Salé owes its name to the profession of Aubert de Fontenay, a salt tax collector. In 1793, it became a national literary repository ; then from 1815 to 1829, it became an educational establishment ; the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures later took over the Hotel Premises. The Picasso Museum opened to the public in 1985. Devoted solely to Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), the museum provides a unique opportunity to follow the artist's development throughout his career from 1894 to 1972. The collection was started with the works that the French State received in payment of death duties. it was bequest with 251 paintings, 160 sculptures, 16 collages, 29 relief paintings, 107 ceramics, 1,500 drawings, 58 notebooks, and his entire engraving works complete with the various stages of each plate and illustration. Over 100,000 archive items, photographs, letters, manuscripts and documents make this the largest and most comprehensive collection of Picasso's life and work in the world.

Practical Information

PlaceHôtel Salé
Access M° Filles du Calvaire (ligne 8), M° St Paul (ligne 1), M° Chemin Vert (ligne 8)
Address 5, rue de Thorigny, 75003
City Paris (France)
Phone Informations 33(0)1 42 71 25 21
Réservation groupes et visites conférences 33(0)1 42 71 70 84
Fax 33(0)1 42 71 12 99
AdmissionEvery day except Tuesdays from 9.30 a.m to 6.00 p.m (April 1st-Sept. 30th) and from 9.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m (Oct. 1st-March 31st)
Thursday from 9.30 a.m to 8.00 p.m
Full rate5,5 ?
Reduced rate4 ?

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