Paris Espace Dali Tour: The Heart of Surrealism

Paris Espace Dali Tour: The Heart of Surrealism

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What You'll Do
  • Journey into the surrealist mind of Salvador Dali
  • See key works from Dali's life as an artist, such as the Lips Sofa inspired by Mae West
  • Hear important moments from the life of Dali and how he developed such a unique character
  • Plunge into a surrealist world in the heart of artistic Montmartre
Journey into Dali's imaginative meanderings on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Espace Dali, Paris. Familiarize yourself with the artist's biography, and feast your eyes on an eclectic collection of sculptures and pictures by the surrealist master.
What to Expect
Explore the life and work of Salvador Dali at the Espace Dali, just steps from the Place du Tertre in Montmartre, Paris, and embark on a journey into his surrealist meanderings. See the only permanent collection of its kind in France, dedicated to the master of surrealism and home to over 300 sculptures, pictures, and lithographs, each one more surprising than the last.

Your guide will explain key moments in the life of the Catalan master to help you understand his fantastical world. Hear how Dali’s over-protective parents, who had lost their 1st child named Salvador, led him to develop his "special" character. Learn how he encouraged students at the Madrid Fine Art school to rebel. Get an appreciation of his excessive temperament, overflowing imagination, and surrealist vision.

Look at key works, inspired by his most famous paintings, such as the famous “Melting Watches,” “Hallucinogenic Toreador,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Space Elephant.” Marvel at the famous Mae West “Lips Sofa,” inspired by the 1920s actress.
From September 9, 2016 to March 31, 2017, the Espace Dali hosts the exhibition "Joann Sfar - Salvador Dali, une seconde avant l'éveil" (one second before awakening). Carte blanche was given to Joann Sfar, one of the most talented contemporary storytellers, known for his comic "Le Chat du Rabbin" (The Rabbi's Cat) and his movie "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life". Joann Sfar will imagine a scenario of an artistic encounter with Dali.

The exhibition is an invitation to an "immobile journey" of a painter and his models moving between dream and reality, over a writing in drawing of Joann Sfar. In a scenery delighted with Dali's sculptures and surrealist objects and Schiaparelli's haute couture creations that inspired the artist, more than 200 original drawings, sketches, sketches are to be discovered.
What's Included
  • Guided tour in French
  • Entrance ticket to Espace Dali
What's Not Included
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Transfers
Meeting Point

Meet your guide in the lobby of the Espace Dali, 11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris

What to Remember
• For artistic or technical reasons, the itinerary may be modified on the day of the tour without giving rise to a refund
• The tour will depart at the time indicated. Latecomers risk missing the tour. Tours cannot be rescheduled or refunded
• Cancellation policy:
- At least 48h before the date of the visit: 100% refund
- Less than 48h before the date of the visit: no refund

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