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The great painter Pablo Picasso was inseparably linked to the south of France throughout his life. The very special light of southern France and the azure sky inspired the young Picasso when he came to France in 1915. The Musée Picasso, one of the most beautiful museums on the coast, is located in Antibes, 20 kilometres from Nice. Picasso lived and painted in the building of the former Grimaldi Castle from 1946 onwards, and was enchanted by the beautiful location and created colourful paintings such as “Sui te d’Antipolis”. Most of his paintings, drawings and sculptures from this period, which he left to the town of Antibes, can be found in today’s museum. In addition, temporary exhibitions related to Picasso’s work are regularly organised. From the fantastic panoramic terrace, you can look out over the wonderful panorama of the southern French Riviera between impressive sculptures by Germaine Richier and the Parisian artist couple Anne and Patrick Poirier. A visit to the Musée Picasso can be wonderfully combined with a stroll through the Provençal old town with its flower-adorned winding alleys and squares, which, surrounded by old defensive walls, towers over the sea like a fortress. Below the old town lies Port Vauban, which was built as early as the 17th century and today serves as a marina.


Place Mariejol

06600 Antibes

phone: +33 4 92 90 54 20

monday closed
tue - sun 10.00 am - 1.00 pm - 2.00 - 6.00 pm

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