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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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Neighbourhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon and 1 other guide
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Address: 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
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Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and...

Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.

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Great art well displayed

Free with the Lyon City Card but also well worth the entrance fee. They have something of everything from ancient Egypt to modern day paintings and sculptures. The collection is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Buren, The Netherlands
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Buren, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free with the Lyon City Card but also well worth the entrance fee. They have something of everything from ancient Egypt to modern day paintings and sculptures. The collection is well presented on two floors. If you follow the map you start in Egypt and end up in the modern art section. Everything is in French, but a lot is... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading about it, I really thought it was worth the time. The modern collection part was closed due to some renovations. Some impressionist's paintings I had never seen. Good collection, although nothing to do with Le Louvre ( cause that is what you read). The building is interesting and its indoor patio lovely and alive ( children, and people... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, this is worth the effort (and it was an effort) to find what you like in this museum. Unfortunately, it is difficult to navigate the building complex or to follow the thinking of the curators, so be a prepared to do a bit of work and to ask directions! In the end it was wort the effort for us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding collection of masterpieces. Plus the best collection of sculptures I have seen. All housed in a truly magnificent building, close to a Metro station. Only complaint (as for other Lyon Musees) in that not just English but other language translations are not provided. The collection of coins was impressive but useless without explanations.

1 Thank TheTraveller659
Clayton, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful museum (former abbey that Napoleon nationalized) that has significant paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from ancient Egypt and Greece, and so much more. It's less than a 5-minute walk from the Metro stop. The audioguide costs only 1€ and is well worth it, giving background on some of the more significant works. Unlike the major museums of... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Beaux Arts Museum is the most visited in Lyon; the galleries show fantastic collections of Européan paintings and sculptures, fantastic artistic splendours of the place will command your admiration.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big museum with a very large collection of sculptures, paintings and ancient Egyptian pieces like hyrogliephes and sarcofages! Just a dissapointment that the Charing Cross Bridge painting of Monet is actually displayed in another European museum.

Thank Silvia R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location , easily accessible too. There is a very pretty garden you have to walk through before getting into the museum. The inside is very impressive with beautiful art. My only complaint is that some of the rooms of the museum are very warm and stuffy. It's difficult to admire the art when you feel like you're suffocating.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fine arts collection is really good, and also the building itself together with the yard are worth to have a look. Only down side was that there wasn't much information in English.

Thank EricaK2013
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the building interior is outstanding especially the Art Nouveau decorated stairwell is stunning. Great sculpture, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, the Egyptian collection, and a rare collection of medallions which the French do so well. Amazing museum truly second only to the Louvre in Paris. Allow plenty of time 3+ hrs you won't regret it.

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