One of my favorite museums in Paris was the Musee Picasso. An intimate location compared to the Lourve, Musee Picasso houses 3,000 pieces of art by Picasso and also carries a few works by Cezanne, Degas, Seurat, Matisse, de Chirico, and Rousseau.

awkward as my first kiss

Three reasons why you would want to visit the Musee Picasso:
1. New Appreciation: Picasso was WILD. Sure, he painted women with circle boobs floating randomly around their body, but what’s wrong with that? The museum displays his work largely in chronological order. By doing this, the visitor is allowed to really understand his growth as a painter. Further, examine each painting. It may look like your 8 year old may be able to paint it, but look deeper into his methods. Can your 8 year old create depth like that? I thinkith not.

2. Intimate Setting: I can’t say enough how manageable this museum is. Personally, I think it’s better to spend the time to look at each work and have an experience with the piece. Running a marathon through a gallery in order to see everything defeats the purpose of appreciating art. The Musee Picasso is intimate enough to let you enjoy Picasso at your own pace. And, if you’re lucky, you may catch a local school field trip with French children discussing art. CUTE!

just when you thought you were going to relax on vacation

3. Ideal location: Musee Picasso is located in the Marais District. The neighborhood is a gorgeous area that spreads between 3rd and 4th arrondissements on the Right Bank. Stroll under the luscious green trees that line the streets and then unwind after the museum with a cup of cafe. With a strong Jewish and Chinese community in the neighborhood, you can stop by local ethnic restaurants and grab some cheap food. Who says Europe can’t be done frugally?

Admission 6.50 Euros adults, 4.50 students between 18-25, Free for 18 under. Free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Summer hours- 9:30am – 6pm, Winter hours- 9:30am – 5:30pm.

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