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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 10 17 40
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The museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is the largest French museum outside of Paris, in terms of the richness of its collections, and the importance of the bequests received at its creation, in the wake of the Revolution. The ongoing enrichment of the...more
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20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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"ancient egypt"
in 16 reviews
"impressionist paintings"
in 13 reviews
"french artists"
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"nice collection"
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"lovely courtyard"
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"modern art"
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"benedictine abbey"
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"egyptian section"
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"objets d'art"
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"old masters"
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"varied collection"
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"van gogh"
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"audio guide"
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"greek and roman"
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"great paintings"
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"art lovers"
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This museum of fine arts (Musée des Beaux Arts) is situated on the Place des Terreaux in Lyon. It is hosted in an impressive large building. I am not the biggest art lover and I don't know much about it, but I decided to visit...More

Thank Mathias D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just lovely. Gorgeous building and a tip - take a picnic and eat lunch outside in the lovely gardens. Another tip - one floor is shut for lunch so check times - it is the best floor! The quality of art work here is fabulous...More

Thank Aussiesisters2
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lyon's Musee des Beaux-arts tries to cover the entire spread of western civilisation, including objects from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and the Roman and Byzantine Empires, but it is not particularly strong in these areas though there are some interesting items. For example, I was...More

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

and work your way down. Many pieces are not by artists of great reknown so you might go more quickly and concentrate on the first and second floors.

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderfully executed art museum that is refreshing after the behemoth museums of Paris. It manages to have a great breadth of works for its size. Some treasures include the delightful salon de fleurs to break up all the baroque religious art, and...More

Thank Melissa J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building. The collection is quite impressive and varied and rich. I spent two hours inside and would have stayed all day long had i had the time for it. It is also worth having a coffee at the restaurant inside the museum. It is...More

Thank Joana R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful museum with great collections and sculptures. Some amazing Egyptian art as well. Definitely worths a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This large museum is well organised, and the first floor takes the visitor through the ages, beginning with ancient Egypt. The majority of paintings on the second floor have a religious theme, which I found rather tedious after a while, but the modern section was...More

Thank Zingle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum to visit with pieces from Rodan, impressionists, and of course Egyptian Antiquities. Bit off the tourist path, but highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is beautiful and the permanent collection impressive. We first visited last year for the Matisse retrospective, which was extraordinary but overcrowded and viewing was difficult. I returned this trip to see more of the permanent collection, which contains some incredible paintings worth seeing...More

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