The Picasso museum is definitely worth a visit as it is dedicated to the well-known Spanish painter, sculptor and printmaker who spent a great amount of time on the French Riviera.
The museum is situated in the Chateau Grimaldi where Picasso stayed for six months back in 1946. He was very influenced by his stay in Antibes and within the walls of the museum, you will find paintings, drawings and ceramics of which his inspiration comes from the beautiful city of Antibes.
You will also discover works of other artists including paintings and sculptures by Joan Miro, Nicolas de Stael, Anna-Eva Bergman, Hans Hartung and many more.
Picasso’s workshop is located on the second floor of the fortress in the old guard room. As he had a special connection to the town, the artist donated many paintings and drawings to the city when he left the city. You will even find some photos of the artist while he is working which will give you a closer look of his character and his creative process. These photos were made by Michel Sima, a photographer and a very good friend of Picasso.
On your way to the terrace, you will admire an exhibition of sculptures by Germaine Richier and Joan Miro, two very talented contemporary artists. Apart from the sculptures, the terrace also offers a spectacular view of the French Riviera.
The museum is open every day except Mondays. You can visit anytime between 10 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm. From mid-June to mid-September