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Zadkine Museum

#261 of 1,085 things to do in Paris
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Address: 100 B rue d Assas | Port Royal, 75006 Paris, France
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A small art museum located in the former home of Russian sculptor Ossip...

A small art museum located in the former home of Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine.

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Unpretentious gallery, great tranquility

It was a lovely find, this quiet little sculpture museum! Zadkine's work are wonderfully displayed in what used to be his atelier... artfully placed within and outside the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Zadkine, just south of the Luxembourg Gardens, is a great find. It's housed in the studios and house where he lived for forty years and this gives a real sense of his work. The sculptures are superb and the setting wonderful. Most of the work is in the studio but a few are placed in the lovely small garden.... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you are overwhelmed by the Louvre, this is a perfect museum. Formerly the home, gardens and studio of sculptor Zadkine, this place gives you insight into how he and his wife lived in Paris. Tucked behind a five story building, is this priceless, private spot. You can step back in time and get a taste of what it was... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This museum used to be the home and atelier of sculptor Zadkine and his wife, a painter herself. The garden is lovely, with some out-doors works. and the interiors show his work to great effect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We almost missed the actual museum, not realising you had to walk down the side alley through the little back garden and around to where the museum entry was located. We were standing in front of the imposing building on the main road when a small group just went past us an around the side, so we followed them and... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

It was a lovely find, this quiet little sculpture museum! Zadkine's work are wonderfully displayed in what used to be his atelier... artfully placed within and outside the building! Hard to describe the loveliness, one must go and see to feel it!

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Thank xeidre
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

It is a small museum but it was an inspiring visit. Some presentations can be better, but his art work is beautiful. It is worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

If you want to enjoy at the same time visiting a lovely museum and escaping from hectic Paris, this is probably the nicest option. You won't be disappointed anyway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This small museum is worth while visiting. The art work is interesting (only sculptures) but what was really nice was the museums location and the fact that the artist himself had lived and worked in this small house and studio. Unfortunately, however, there is not very much evidence of Zadkines' everyday life and work in the museum (like a kitchen... More 

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Slagelse, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is Zadkine's residence & atelier, finely restored and free (!) to visit. Hats off to Paris municipality - not because of the savings I made, but for the foresight and intelligence. Such a small place would not generate a lot of money anyway. Still, Zadkine is one of the most interesting sculptors of the early & mid-20th century, with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Well worth a visit. The works are exquisite, and beautifully displayed. The garden is lovely. There is no charge, but you can get the audiophone guide for just 3 euros.

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