Picasso Museum Reopens After Five Years
Posted November 2, 2014 by Aeon Tours
In 2009, the Musée Picasso (Paris' Picasso Museum) was closed for a two year renovation. Five years later and the long-awaited renovation is finally complete. On October 25th, the artist's birthday, a grand reopening ceremony was held at the Hôtel Salé, home of the Musée Picasso since its opening in 1985.
Modernizing the Hôtel Salé, a baroque mansion in the Marais district, and expanding exhibit space was estimated to cost €30M. The final tally? €52M. The renovation was funded by touring the exhibits, which would otherwise be in storage during the renovation, and the French government.
Changes at the Musée Picasso
- New entrance
- Multimedia auditorium
- Doubled exhibit space: More than 5,000 works can now be displayed. Previously, only a fraction could be shown at once.
- Redesigned relaxation spots, including a Cubist garden with geometric topiary trees and a new terrace cafe.
- Estimated jump in visitors from 450,000 to 850,000 annually.
Musée Picasso FAQs
Address: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 42 71 25 21
Admission price: €11
1st Sunday of each month (everyone)
Disabled people and one companion
Minors (under 18)
EU citizens or residents under 26
Musée national Picasso-Paris members