Travel Diary--The Picasso Museum in Paris, France

Lisa, me, Lynn, and Megan in front of Guernica, 1937

This summer on our way to Mykonos, Greece (for the ultimate 50th birthday party), a few of us had the pleasure to start our trip with a few days in Paris.  One of our favorite stops in Paris was the Picasso Museum or the Musée National Picasso.  Actually, it is probably one of my all-time favorite museums in Paris.

The Musee Picasso holds more than 5,000 of the famous 20th-century Spanish artists paintings, sculptures, engravings,  illustrations, and exhibits that were part of his private collection, including wordks of Matisse and Cezanne.  The museum was once a 17th-century hotel located in the Marais district of Paris.  During the time of our visit, most of the museum focused on his most famous painting, Guernica and the period leading up to and following the Spanish Civil War.

Reading the Letter, 1921

So whether you are a fan of cubism, surrealism, or his portraits and sculptures you will definitely enjoy this museum.  It's spacious, light-filled and easy to navigate. We toured the museum in about two hours but could have stayed the entire day.

Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937

The Musée National Picasso is located on 5 rue de Thorigny, 75003. It is closed on Mondays.



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