A Visit to the Picasso Museum in Paris: Full Guide to Enjoy Your Day


Featuring over 5,000 original works, the Picasso Museum in Paris the largest collection of Pablo Picasso’s art in the entire world! If you’re a Picasso fan, this museum is a must-see while in Paris. There’s also lots to see and do at and around the museum, so here’s a full guide to enjoy your day.

A little background on Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso 1962 – Photo via Wikimedia Commons, Unknown Author

Pablo Picasso  was born in Spain in 1881, but came to Paris in 1904 to pursue a career in the arts. The city inspired him in many ways, and he quickly became a world-renowned painter, sculptor, theater designer, ceramicist, and print maker.

Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso left quite a mark on the world. Known today for his one-of-a-kind style and various notable ‘periods’ or themes in his art, he was a man of many talents.

How to get to the Picasso Museum

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The Picasso Museum is located in the Marais, in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement, or district. Getting to the museum is simple and easy. If you’re in central Paris, I’d recommend walking to the museum, it should be reachable from pretty much anywhere in the center in less than an hour. Plus, it’s a great way to see the city!

But if you’re not up for a walk, the Picasso Museum is easiy accessible by metro and bus as well. Either take the metro line 8 to Saint-Sebastien Froissart, or take the bus line 96 to Saint-Claud. Both options are 5 minutes or less from the museum on foot.

And not surprisingly, the Picasso Museum’s location is nearly as impressive as the collections themselves. Housed in a stunning converted mansion in the artsy Marais district, the Musée Picasso is a real treat for the eyes – both inside and out!

Picasso Museum – 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
metro: Saint-sebastien froissart
bus: line 96
open sunday – tuesday 9:30AM – 6PM
admission: full price €14
free to the public the 1st sunday of every month

The best way to visit the Picasso Museum in Paris

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With over 5,000 artworks on display, there is a lot to see at the Picasso Museum. And not to mention, there are tens of thousands of archived pieces on display as well. These include works in progress, drafts, photographs, letters, etchings, films, and other documents from Picasso’s life.  This aspect makes this the museum unique, and really provides a glimpse into Picasso’s creative process.

Since there’s so much to see, the best way to visit the Picasso Museum is with a guided tour. Our skip the line Picasso Museum and Marais tour is perfect if you want a chance to really dive into all this place has to offer. A local guide will take you through the museum from start to finish, offering special insight into the works and the history as well. Journey through Picasso’s Blue period, the Rose Period, and discover the inspiration behind the Cubism movement.

And the best part? You won’t have to wait in line at all! Our skip the line passes enure you quick entry to the museum.

Click here to learn more about our Picasso Museum tour.

What to do around the Picasso Museum

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Located in the heart of Paris’ arts district, there’s plenty more to see in the area once you’ve visited the museum itself. The Marais is said to be the artistic soul of the city; home to chic boutiques, cool nightlife, and of course, lots of street art and galleries.

If you want to get to know the neighborhood that inspired much of Picasso’s work, check out our combined Picasso Museum and Marais art tour. After a guided visit of the museum, our local guide will show you the best parts of this unique Parisian neighborhood.

From street art to fine art galleries, there’s a little something for everyone in the Marais. It’s easy to spend an entire day wandering through these charming streets, so make sure to bring some comfortable walking shoes.

And if you’re still intrigued by this neighborhood, don’t hesitate to join our walking tour of the Marais. On this free tour you’ll discover the Marais’ rich history and vibrant personality. From the historic Jewish Pletzel and ancient architecture to some of the coolest shopping streets the city has today.