Pablo Picasso once said "I am the greatest collector of Picassos in the world." And most of this collection is now on view in the Musée Picasso in Paris. If you’re a fan of Picasso, this is a must. The museum has a collection of over 5,000 pieces ranging from paintings to ceramics to notebooks. The sculpture collection in particular is rare. The museum also has a large collection of his personal photographs, letters and manuscripts. Most of the artefacts were donated to the museum by members of his family in accordance with the artist’s own wishes. The building which now houses the museum has a fascinating history in its own right – in 1671 it was the embassy for the Republic of Venice, later a school in which Balzac was a pupil, and in 1968 it was granted historical monument status. The expansive but focused collection is complemented by Picasso's personal art collection of works by other artists, including Renoir, Cézanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico and Matisse.