The Search for Picasso's Studio

You're an art collector who lives in Paris in the early 1900's, and your friend Gertrude Stein said that you absolutely must go see her artist friend Pablo Picasso, and buy some of his new paintings before the work catches on and sells out. Scroll down to get her instructions on how to find his studio in Montmartre, and then scroll down some more to start your search from the front steps of The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Coeur.

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Gertrude Stein has this picture of the front door of Picasso's studio, "Le Bateau Lavoir," on Rue Ravignon. Look closely and memorize the look of this door; as you're walking through the streets of Montmartre, you'll need to find this location.

Gertrude Stein showing you a picture of Le Bateau Lavoir, Picasso's studio in Montmartre


You're starting your search for Picasso's studio in front of Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, the same neighborhood in Paris where Picasso's studio is located at Le Bateau Lavoir. This is before the time of GPS, Google Maps, and smart phones, so you're looking for Picasso's studio with not much to go on other than your instincts and Gertrude Stein's photograph. Click or tap on the arrow for the direction you'd like to take. Good luck in your search for Picasso!

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