This museum manages to capture the artists love for the incredible, the fantastic and the bizarre, along with his passion for grand metaphysical, religious and scientific themes, so that you can discover the creative process that produced some of the most famous works of Salvador Dali.
The Espace Dali holds a unique collection of original sculptures and graphics by Salvador Dali, the Catalan master, and is the only place in France that is dedicated to him, plus it has the largest collection of his sculptures within the world.
Although this is a very little known museum, the Espace Dali can be a pleasant escape from the crowds of Montmartre and there are over 300 different works of art on display including graphics, sculptures, glass works, furniture and much more.
It has a very unusual, yet great atmosphere for all the family and even children will be able to recognise the collection of prints, original sculptures and engravings that Salvador Dali made for an illustrated edition of Alice in Wonderland. And if you are familiar with the work of Salvador Dali, you will discover many pieces that have recurring themes such as melting clocks and pocket watches.
There is also a gift shop selling numerous different items such as books, posters, lithographs, even perfume for which he designed the bottles and much more for a lasting memory of your visit.
However, if you have a bit more expendable income, then a visit to the Espace Dali Gallery next to the exhibition space is well worth it, as it offers a unique collection of limited edition sculptures and engravings that you can purchase.
Access to the Espace Dali Museum in Paris
The Espace Dali Museum is open all year round from 10am through to 6pm, however there is late closing in July and August when it is open until 8pm.
As of 2013 the cost of entry is €11 for adults, but children and students up until the age of 26 are only a cost of €6, senior citizens are a cost of €7 and children under the age of 8 get free entry.
You can also utilise an audio guide, which is a cost of €3 and this is available in French, English and Spanish, but you can also book a guided visit in English for a maximum of 30 people, yet this is a cost of €150 on top of the cost of entry, which is at a reduced cost for groups.
When traveling to the Espace Dali Museum it is located in the middle of the Montmartre village and is not directly accessible by coach or one of the bus tours in Paris, however, there is a coach stop located at the bottom of Butte Montmartre on Boulevard Rochechouard.
The museum and its gallery is located in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris only around 30 metres behind the Place du Tertre and you will find that is also close to the Sacre Coeur Basilica.
To access the museum on foot, you would go up the hill via the stairs or via the Funicular, which is the cable car, and once at the top you turn left following the direction of Place du Tertre.
The nearest Metro stations are Anvers on line 2 or Abesses on line 12 followed by the funicular, however, you could also reach the Espace Dali by bus, which is the Montmartrobus on numbers 54 and 80.
More information on Salvador Dali
- Salvador Dali The Surrealist Artist
- Sundial By Salvador Dali On Rue Saint-Jacques
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Espace Dali Museum in Paris
The Espace Dali is an art museum in Paris dedicated to the work of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali and is the only art exhibition that is dedicated to Dali in France, and it is here you can experience some of his most well known works including sculptures and paintings.
About the Espace Dali Museum
Salvador Dali had a very controversial personality, but was an extraordinary man who was born in Catalonia Spain, yet spent time in Paris and in the United States, before returning to his home town of Figueres.
And although this museum is small, it is a very unusual experience with its black walls and unusual lighting, which shows the same attributes by defying conventional aesthetics, and therefore provides a great insight into the life and works of this famous surrealist artist.