The Picasso Museum in the Grimaldi Château of Antibes is the first museum in the world to be devoted to the artist.
In 1946, Pablo Picasso was invited to set up his studio in a part of the château, called the Grimaldi Museum at the time. At the end of his stay, he left the city 23 paintings and 44 drawings, including the famous work Joie de Vivre. A first Picasso hall was inaugurated in 1947. Through gifts and donations, the collection grew with more paintings, drawings and also ceramics and new rooms were opened to the public. On December 27, 1966, in homage to the artist, the Grimaldi Château became the Picasso Museum.
Today, in this 15th century château with its 10th century keep you can admire about 245 of the artist's works as well paintings and sculptures by other modern and contemporary artists such as Nicholas de Staël, Hans Hartung, Fernand Léger and Joan Miro.
Château Grimaldi - Place Mariejol - 06600 Antibes
04 92 90 54 20http://www.antibes-juanlespins.com/culture/musee-picasso