Vallauris, place de "L'Homme au mouton" © Gilles Ehrentrant

Practical informations

In the grounds of the Vallauris priory, in the heart of the old town, the Pablo Picasso National Museum, La Guerre et la Paix, occupies the space of the Romanesque chapel. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Magnelli municipal museum, the ceramics museum, and is the first stage of a journey through the town linking the places where Picasso lived and worked.
Resident in Vallauris since 1948, Picasso chose this chapel to install a monumental mural composition entitled La Guerre et la Paix. This work, conceived in situ, denounces with passion and inventiveness the horrors of war and bears witness to the artist's commitment to peace.

Pablo Picasso National Museum, War and Peace
Place de la Libération - 06220 Vallauris
Tel. +33 (0)4 93 64 71 83

Opening hours

The Pablo Picasso - War and Peace National Museum reopens its doors on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

During the year: every day except Tuesday, 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December,

  • from 10am to 12.15pm and from 2pm to 5pm. The ticket office is open until 4:30 pm.
  • Summer opening hours (1 July to 15 September): 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm. The ticket office is open until 5.45 pm.

Please note! On December 2th4 and 31rst, the eve of the Christmas holidays, the museum closes exceptionally at 4pm instead of 5pm. The ticket office is open until 3.30 pm.

Access and contact details

By motorway, exit 44 Antibes, then direction Vallauris.
2 car parks nearby: Espace-Loisirs and Hôtel de Ville.

Nice Côte d'Azur airport : 20 km away, then take the Lignes d'Azur Express bus no. 250 from the airport to the 8 May 1945 car park, then walk to the museum (about 10/15 minutes)

Bus : Envibus network (from Cannes and Antibes) : n°5, 8, 17 and 19 and 20. Stop "Place de la Libération".

Golfe-Juan SNCF station : walk to Square Nabonnand then Envibus bus line 8 to the "Place de la Libération" stop.

Disabled access to the Pablo Picasso chapel and to the ground floor of the Alberto Magnelli museum. For more information, click here

GPS coordinates : 43.579805 | 7.053144


The entrance ticket gives access to the Pablo Picasso - War and Peace National Museum and the Magnelli Museum of Ceramics.

Full price : 6€
Reduced rate : 3 € (rate per person, for groups of 10 or more participants - adults, seniors, students)
Free admission for :
- children up to and including 18 years of age and residents of Vallauris Golfe-Juan (on presentation of proof of address).
- Journalists with a press card.
- Disabled people and their companions (on presentation of proof).
- the 1st Sunday of the month for all.

Accepted payments
Cash (euros), bank cheques (payable in France or Monaco). No payment possible with CB.


Health measures

To avoid the spread of Covid-19, specific conditions of visit have been put in place.

Since August 9th 2021, the sanitory pass is required for visitors aged 18 and over to access to the museum. For futher informations, click here. 

Attention : We advise our foreign visitors to come with a printed version of their sanitary pass and QR Code because photos of the QRcode are often rejected by the app we use.

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All photographers

In recent years, photography and filming in museums and monuments has become a common phenomenon that is often extended to social networks. The Ministry of Culture and Communication wanted to support institutions and visitor associations in designing a charter of understanding that sets out the main rules for visiting and sharing culture in the digital age. This charter is likely to inspire other ministries, local authorities and the entire network of cultural structures in the heritage field.

Download the pdf all photographers below :

Mark Dion
From June 25th to october 17th 2022
Découverte du musée
The Picasso Museum member of the Plein Sud network

The visual arts network of the South of France