Everything you can imagine is real.– Pablo Picasso
Discover the life and legacy of one of the 20th century’s most famous painters during a one- or two-week immersive experience. Begin in Paris with a breakfast and a private visit to the recently renovated Picasso Museum, accompanied by the museum director and/or exhibition curator (strictly subject to availability). Continue to the Bateau-Lavoir to meet some of the artists now working in that legendary cité d’artistes where Picasso lived, and visit the Giacometti Foundation to see the hidden notebooksheld in its reserves.
On your second day in Paris, discover the work Picasso created for the Russian art critic and founder of the Ballets Russes,Diaghilev. During a private visit to the Centre Pompidou, see work related to other collaborations, and visit the museum’s incredible storerooms, closed to the general public. Your day concludes with an unforgettable dinner in the company of one of Picasso’s direct descendants, prepared by a Michelin-starred chef and hostedin the ballroom where the master got married.
On your third day, your itinerary takes you to the sunny south of France. On the Côte d’Azur, enjoy a private guided visit of the Picasso Museum in the seaside village of Antibes; visit the famous perched village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and its legendary Colombe d’Or hotel and restaurant; and dine in the intimate interior of Picasso’s War and Peace Chapel (Chapelle de La Guerre et la Paix) in nearby Vallauris, where the master lived and created his beloved, whimsical ceramics.
In Provence, discover Dora Maar’s villa, now the site of a prestigious visiting artist residency program, and visit the private family-owned castle that is the final resting place of Picasso and his wife, Jacqueline.End your extraordinary week in Barcelona, exploring Picasso’s Blue Period, or extend your itinerary by a week to include additional destinations in Spain: Visit the birthplace of the master in Malaga; enjoy a private viewing of his world-renowned Guernica at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid; and go behind the scenes at the Royal Fine Arts Academy to meet the director of this prestigious institution and see rare documents from Picasso’sstudent days.