Musée national Picasso-Paris

  • Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Modern/contemporary art

The life, the work of Pablo Picasso in the largest collection in the world.

The Hôtel Salé

Housed since 1985 in the Hôtel Salé, one of the most iconic private mansions built in the late seventeenth century in the Marais, the museum has just benefited from a major refurbishment which has allowed it to double the exhibition spaces and create reception spaces and services tailored to the public.

The collection

The Musée national Picasso-Paris collection is the largest Picasso collection in the world, it has over 5,000 works and tens of thousands of archive documents. Due to its quality, its magnitude and the diversity of artistic fields represented, it is the only public collection in the world that allows both a journey through all the work painted, sculpted, engraved and drawn by Picasso, and a precise evoking - through sketches, studies, drawings, sketchbooks, successive states of engravings, photographs, illustrated books, films and documents - of the creative process of the artist.

A museum in motion

The new Musée national Picasso-Paris, reopened in October 2014, has the ambition to be a museum in motion. The ambitious temporary exhibitions, the wealth of its collection and its many events invite visitors to bring new perspectives to the work of Picasso. Trying to capture, evoke, present, exhibit the "movement of thought" that drives the creation of the artist is the main driving force.

The Musée national Picasso-Paris is a lively place, which offers a constantly renewed face to its public, to watch again and again!

Keep exploring art through the museums and cultural sites in Paris Region.

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 10.30 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (except Mondays), the museum is open from 9.30am to 6pm.

9:30am - 6pm on weekends and during school holidays in Zone C

Final access at 6:15pm. Closing begins at 6:40pm.


Minimum number of tickets : 20
For groups; price reduction applied : from 10% to 25% depending on volume

Full price: 14 € (Reduced rate applicable according to the opening of the exhibition spaces.)
Reduced price: 11 €
Child: 11 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

The ticket for the Musée national Picasso-Paris is a single ticket giving access to all current exhibitions.
Free under conditions and for all the first sunday of every month.
Included in the Paris Museum Pass: free access.


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers


  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Additional information

  • Café sur le toit: snack bar with terrace overlooking the main courtyard of the Hôtel Salé


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (individual)
  • 90 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities


  • Ticketing in number


Spoken languages

  • French

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Visit languages

  • Arab
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • French sign language
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Additional information

Child audioguides languages : English, French
Conditions for individual and group visits (minimum number 7 / maximum 20)


Metro : Saint-Paul (Line 1)
Saint-Sébastien-Froissart and Chemin Vert (Line 8)
Bus : 20, 29, 65, 69, 75, 96

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Contact information

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  • For groups :
    External guide accepted
    Booking required
    Reservation deadline : 2 days