The Picasso Museum is located in the beautiful coastal town of Antibes. The museum exhibits the art of Pablo Picasso and other modern artists. Here you can surround yourself with the most beautiful artworks and enjoy the fascinating location.
The Picasso Museum is a household name in the southern French municipality of Antibes. The museum is established in Chateau Grimaldi, an old castle that belonged to the Grimaldi family until 1608. In 1702, the town hall of Antibes settled in the castle. The historic building served as Pablo Picasso's home and studio for several months in 1946. The Picasso Museum officially opened its doors in 1966.
During his stay in the castle, Picasso made a whopping 23 paintings and 44 drawings. These works were taken into custody by the castle after his departure. Together with various purchases, donations and keepsakes from Picasso's wife Jacqueline, these artworks form a large part of the collection. In addition to the more than 200 works created by Picasso, you can admire many works of art by various modern artists in the Picasso Museum. Creations by Jean-Michel Atlan, Hans Hartung and Martial Raysse adorn the walls and halls of the museum.
The location of the Picasso Museum itself is a work of art. The museum is only a 50-minute drive from Van der Valk Hotel Bloom and is located on the coastline of Antibes. The view from the museum over the sky-blue Mediterranean Sea is outstanding. You can also admire the view from one of the many restaurants in the area. A small shop is located on the square next to the museum, where you can buy books, cards and other products related to the museum. The bronze sculpture 'Woman and bird' by artist Joan Miró can also be seen on this square.
The Picasso Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am. There are guided tours that will tell you all about the life of France's greatest artist. The museum is also easily accessible for people with reduced mobility.
Not done visiting museums yet? We can highly recommend visiting the Musée Océanographique in Monaco or the Musée International de la Parfumerie in Grasse. Unique in the South of France, which makes it even more fun to visit them!