This trip is inspired by one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century

Experience the artist’s stomping grounds in some of the great cities and museums of Europe. There are exceptional events to discover and an itinerary to follow in the artist’s trail. Here is an overview of the places that this artistic genius was familiar with.

Madrid and Barcelona – Visit the Picasso Museum which is housed in five adjoining palaces on Carrer Montcada, a street known for Barcelona’s most elegant medieval palaces. The city’s claim to Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) has been contested by Madrid, where La Guernica hangs. Take walking tours through the key spots in Picasso’s Barcelona life, covering studios, galleries, family apartments, and the painter’s favorite haunts and hangouts.

Montmartre

Paris – The Musee National Picasso in Paris boasts one of the most extensive collections of works from the Spanish-born artist with over 250 paintings, 1,700 drawings, nearly 300 sculptures and works make up the permanent collection. Masterpieces include Man With a Guitar and studies for the famed Demoiselles d’Avignon.

Cannes With its intense light, gentle pace of life and beautiful landscapes, the southern French regions of Provence and Côte d’Azur are an artist’s paradise! It’s no wonder Picasso’s creative spirit and life were influenced by them. Discover his journeys through these southern lands, where he lived until his death in 1973.

The public is now admitted to Picasso’s Château de Vauvenargues, which lords over a tiny village of the same name. Visitors will be able to view a suite of Picasso’s private rooms, bedroom, bath, and studio, which has been left exactly as it was, down to the last splatter of paint. With Versailles-size salons and baroquely sculpted fireplaces, the Louis XIV-style château — as owner, Picasso became the Marquis de Vauvenargues.

Travelers love to track him as he painted in Mougins, sculpted in Vallauris, Antibes, and Golfe-Juan. For years tourists have been able to visit Picasso’s “War and Peace ” Chapel, purchase his ceramics in the Madoura atelier, and dine under his paintings at La Colombe d’Or.

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The Studios of Pablo Picasso   •   Locations & Activities


• Madrid

• Barcelona

• Paris

• Cannes

• History