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“A gem hidden on Montmartre”
Review of Espace Dali

Espace Dali
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Montmartre and Sacre Coeur Walking Tour in Paris
Ranked #106 of 1,230 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Salvador Dali, the master of surrealism in Paris! Espace Dali, located in the heart of the famous artists' village, Montmartre, exhibits the largest collection of artworks by Salvador Dali in France. Dali as you have never seen before! The collection is the fruit of the emblematic surrealist artist's extravagant inspiration: theatrical sculptures, erotic, dreamlike or irresistibly humorous engravings, poetic objects and furniture, are all part of the phantasmagorical universe of the inventor of soft watches. The multiple facets of the Catalan Master 3D Surrealism Thanks to Dali, everything can be transformed by the magic of dreams: the Space Elephant with spindly legs seems to defy gravity, a watch melts from a branch, a snail spreads its wings and Venus has drawers. Stories and wonders Dali had an encyclopedic culture and was fascinated by major themes from literature, mythology and religion. He used many different techniques to illustrate universal texts: Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Bible... As well as more personal works, such as Moses and Monotheism or The Alchemy of the Philosophers. Each book is an art object. Sculptures, drawings, water colors, engravings, lithographs, Espace Dali invites us to explore the main themes of his work: dreams, mythology, sensuality...
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Montmartre is a busy and lively place full of tourists. If you feel like enjoying something completely different from the buzz around Place du Tertre and Sacré Coeur, then skip into Espace Dali. Only a small fraction of the Montmartre crowd do that, so it is tranquil and peaceful - and at the same time full of the crazy ideas that are the legacy of Salvador Dali. I have visited other Dali museums - such as the one in Berlin, but Espace Dali is the best one I have seen so far.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

I haven't benn in any Museum devoted to Dali before and I really liked this small Museum. Many exhibits are among the famous clocks of the artist. To my personally opinion, it is one of the things you should do being in Montmartre. I think however that the ticket price is rather high for this Museum.

2  Thank ilGrec0
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Did this as part if the Paris Pass it was a small museum but had some lovely pieces including sculptures which were a pleasure to see. I had not known he was such a prolific sculptor I only knew about his paintings

There are some copies/pieces for sale and a nice shop on site

Just round the corner from the petit train drop off at the top of Montmartre

Would recommend if you're a Dali/surrealism fan though not so much cubism in show

2  Thank Minkamonka
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Tucked away on a quiet street near Place Tertre, this compact museum is a great find for anyone who is a Salvador Dali fan.
At around 9.50€ each for adults it's price is on par with other museums in the area and I would recommend paying the extra 3€ for an audio guide, the information share was interesting and well translated (we used the English option but there are many languages available). We spent about an hour and half here, you can go at your own pace and there were never more than a handful of other tourists milling around at the same time - a nice treat from the crowds at every other attraction!

This museum displays some of Dali's sketches and sculptures and has some lovely pieces.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

A wonderful small museum crammed with Dali works, mostly sculptures. There are quite a few well-known pieces as well as some more obscure ones. Blissfully quiet away from the crowds, just around the corner from Place du Tertre. Well worth a visit.

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