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Picasso museum

Museum ,  Modern/contemporary art in Antibes
12 Full-fare
  • June 4th to 29th, 2024: due to the installation of the summer exhibition and the closure of the first floor, the entrance will be at a reduced rate with access to the second floor, the ground floor and the terrace.
    June 30th to October 27th: Joan Miró. Masterpieces from the Nahmad collection.
    From 12th November 2024: New hanging with a selection of works from the permanent collection.

  • On 27 December 1966, Grimaldi Castle was turned into the « Picasso Museum ». The building was exten- sively renovated between 2006 and 2008.
    Built on what had been the ancient Greek Acropolis of Antipolis, and then a Roman castrum and a Medieval bishopric, it was owned until 1608 by the Grimaldi family, giving the Castle its name.

    In 1925 it was acquired by the City of Antibes. In 1946, Picasso, who was living nearby in Golfe-Juan with Françoise Gilot, accepted curator Dor de la Souchère’s...
    On 27 December 1966, Grimaldi Castle was turned into the « Picasso Museum ». The building was exten- sively renovated between 2006 and 2008.
    Built on what had been the ancient Greek Acropolis of Antipolis, and then a Roman castrum and a Medieval bishopric, it was owned until 1608 by the Grimaldi family, giving the Castle its name.

    In 1925 it was acquired by the City of Antibes. In 1946, Picasso, who was living nearby in Golfe-Juan with Françoise Gilot, accepted curator Dor de la Souchère’s offer to set up his studio in the Castle. Picasso worked from mid September through mid November of 1946, creating many works, sketches and paintings, including Les Clés d’Antibes (The Keys of Antibes), covering an entire wall surface. When the artist decided to move back to Paris, he left 23 paintings and 44 sketches in the Castle’s custody.
    Subsequently, apart from the 78 ceramic works created between 1947 and 1948 at Madoura de Vallauris’ workshop, various donations and purchases spanning from 1952 until the present day, as well as the custody pieces conferred by Jacqueline Picasso en 1991, have significantly enriched the Picasso collection of the Museum.

    Nicolas de Staël’s works presented at the Museum bear testimony to the artist’s stay at Antibes from September 1954 to March 1955.
    In 2001, a donation by the Hans Hartung and Anna- Eva Bergman Foundation provided for the opening of two new galleries on the ground floor of the museum. A permanent exhibition permits retraces the creative periods of each of these artists over several decades.

    The Modern Art collection, begun in 1951 by Dor de la Souchère, has grown thanks to exceptional gifts from artists whose works had been exhibited at the Museum and to equally exceptional acquisitions made over the years by the City of Antibes.
    The terrace of the Picasso Museum is home to a per- manent collection of remarkable sculptures by Germaine Richier. Other artists represented are: Joan Miró, Bernard Pagès, Anne and Patrick Poirier.

    The museum is closed : the 1st January, 1st May, 1st November and 25th December
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Services
    • Disabled facilities and reception
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
      • Disabled visitors can use the rapid set-down point in Place Mariejol. Specially-adapted services such as visits or workshops can be booked for small groups via our visitor information centre, on 04 92 90 54 28
    • Hearing impaired
      • Deaf visitors can be accompanied by a guide using BSL, and magnetic loops are available for people who are hard of hearing.
    • Mentally impaired
    • Visually impaired
      • The museum also offers touchscreen equipment for the visually-impaired
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Debit cards
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    12 €
  • Reduction
    8 €

    • Beneficiaries of the reduced rate upon presentation of proof:

    Students
    Groups of 10 people or more, excluding any guide and/or accompanying person
    Large families
    The entire public during periods of assembly or dismantling of temporary exhibitions or the permanent collection
    Teachers and professors, from primary to higher education (public and private)

  • Free

    • Beneficiaries of free admission upon presentation of proof:
    Under 18s
    Job seekers
    Beneficiaries of active solidarity income
    Beneficiaries of the solidarity allowance for the elderly
    Disabled beneficiaries with their companion(s)
    The journalists
    Members of the International Council of Museums and the International Council of Monuments and Sites
    Members of the Association of Friends of the Picasso Museum;
    Holders of the “lol 16-25” card published by the Sophia-Antipolis Urban Community
    Holders of the “CapAzur Culture” card (16/26 years old) published by the Metropolitan Center
    Artists (affiliation card with the Maison des Artistes or AGESSA)
    People welcomed by the Museum Public Service as part of their activities
    All museum audiences during the following events organized at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture: European Heritage Days, Museum Night
    Travel organizers and trend setters
    Tour guides upon presentation of their professional card
    School groups (nursery, primary secondary and extracurricular) with the teacher and chaperones limited to: 1 chaperone for 5 nursery school students; 1 chaperone for 8 primary school pupils and 1 chaperone for 12 secondary pupils
    Combined tickets other museums
    Openings
    Vouchers Tourist Office other museums
    Accompanists or guides for groups of 10 people or more
    Teachers and students in Art History, Plastic Art, Fine Arts, History, Archeology and Architecture
    People with disabilities supervised by staff from institutional or associative partners
    Disadvantaged people supervised by staff from institutional or associative partners
    Curators, scientific staff, certified members belonging to the Ministry of Culture, the Directorate of Museums of France or the DRAC PACA
    Holders of all voucher tickets issued by the Tourist Office of the City of Antibes for a single visit per museum. Ticket issued personally, non-transferable

    All audiences of the Picasso Museum during two weeks per year:
    from the first Tuesday following November 1 and until the following Sunday;
    from the first Tuesday in February and until the following Sunday

  • Multi-site card
    15 €

    • Access to municipal museums over seven consecutive days

Openings
  • From January 1, 2024
    until June 14, 2024
  • From June 15, 2024
    until September 15, 2024
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM