Picasso Museum in Paris
One of the most famous European museums of painting – the Picasso Museum in Paris, where an extensive collection of works of the famous artist is kept, is located in the historic quarter of Maré, in an old mansion built in the mid 17th century. The museum was opened in 1985. Famous collection was founded thanks to the relatives of the artist. According to the French law, heirs are allowed to pay inheritance taxes with works of art, so Picasso’s heirs decided to pay it with the paintings, sculptures, sketches and writings of the artist.
To date, the exposition includes several thousand works of the master, including 200 paintings, nearly 1.500 drawings, prints, sculptures and pottery, as well as paintings of other artists from Picasso's personal collection. Works of art are presented in chronological order, so visitors could see the development of the unique artistic style. The works created by Picasso in his late period are of particular interest.
Since the summer of 2014, after an extensive renovation, which lasted several years, the museum welcomes its visitors in the renewal and expanded exhibition halls filled with paintings of the great founder of Cubism.
You can get to the museum by buses 20, 29, 65, 75, 69 or 96. Also by metro: Line 1 to Saint-Paul Station, Line 8 to Saint-Sébastien-Froissart Station and Chemin Vert Station.