The Hôtel Salé, the sumptuous 17th century hôtel particulier, has the world’s largest public collection of Picasso’s work.
The Hôtel Salé, the sumptuous 17th century hôtel particulier (private residence), has the world’s largest public collection of Picasso’s work, covering all his creative periods and all fields, with over 5,000 works -including paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, ceramics, and illustrated books- plus tens of thousands of archived pieces. There are also countless documents, works from his personal collection, photographs, and written archives. All in all, the museum offers a fresh interpretation and organisation of this master's life and works, giving the public an invaluable insight into his creative formation and a fresh perspective on his wide-ranging oeuvre.
Photos, © Fabien Campoverde
Musée National Picasso
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Weekends and French Holidays: 9:30-18:00
Free for everybody under 18, and for EU residents under 26.
Free for everyone on the first Sunday of each month.
According to this post and for those who want to visit this museum, you should know that the entry is free the first Sunday of every month and it is not allowed to visit (or left in the cloakroom) the museum with suitcases, travel bags or backpacks due to security measures.
Moreover, if you are a passionate about art or you prefer to mix this visit with another kind of museum, this area brings you the possibility to do it. There are many art galleries and museums that you can visit during your day, taking a break for having lunch in one of the nearby restaurants.