The French Riviera Sights

Musée National Picasso

  • Pl. de la Libération Map It
  • Vallauris

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

In the late 1940s Picasso settled here in a simple stone house, "le château de Vallauris"—the former priory of the Abbaye de Lérins and one of the rare Renaissance buildings in the region—creating pottery art from the malleable local clay with a single-minded passion. But he returned to painting in 1952 to create one of his masterworks in the château's Romanesque chapel, the vast multipanel oil-on-wood composition called La Guerre et la Paix (War and Peace). Today the chapel is part of the Musée National Picasso, where several of Picasso's ceramic pieces are displayed.

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Pl. de la Libération, Vallauris, 06220, France

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Sight Details:

  • €4
  • July and Aug., daily 10–12:45 and 2:15–6:15 ; Sept.–June, Wed.–Mon. 10–12:15 and 2–5

Published 06/25/2015


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