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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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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
+33 4 72 10 17 40
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum building is beautiful, and wasn’t too crowded. We paid an extra euro for the audio guides, and just visited the top items suggested. These included paintings, sculptures, and small items - old and older! And of course we had a pleasant stroll past...More

Thank purplecake31
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live in London then you are used to very large museums, this will then seem rather small. However its well worth a visit as has a diverse collection of very interesting pieces especially the Eygptian collection

Thank europeantraveller05
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit museums and galleries in cities around the world and given the high standards of Paris we thought that the main museum in France's second city was bound to be good. But we never really connected with the place, feeling it lacked focus. Perhaps...More

2  Thank MusicLovingCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this museum and highly recommend it if you love art. We spent our time on the second floor with the impressionists and modern art plus gems like the must see Reubens. 13 year old just starting gcse art was amazed by the...More

1  Thank Bex P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big museum with a wide array of art and artifacts. At a municipal level it's a really good collection but it has lots of rooms full of generic this or generic that so keep walking and look out for the gems! The terrace cafe is...More

Thank The_Lunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really worth a visit there are some beautiful pieces of art including statues by Rodin who is a favourite of mine. The museum is well laid out. The museum flows well! THere is also a very nice cafe which is reasonably priced and...More

1  Thank Judi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a fine building on the main square of Lyon, this is an extensive museum with an extensive collection of interesting art and artefacts on display. Entry was 8 euros, so not that cheap, but there are several floors to explore that includes a...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For 8 euros one can spend an enjoyable couple of hours enjoying the art in this museum. It does have a painting or two by some very famous painters, but not their finest or most famous works of art. Monet, Degas, Renoir, Picasso, Ruben’s to...More

1  Thank SeasonedTraveler1K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in a lovely building near Hotel de Ville, this museum is a delight. Due to its manageable size, we were able to enjoy all its highlights as well as other less well known treasures, sculpture, paintings, and Roman artefacts, often intact.

Thank StooDee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really impressive collection of paintings and sculpture and many other pieces including ceramics and mummies. The building is really handsome and the centre courtyard garden is relaxing and full of trees and sculpture. What annoyed me was that we couldn’t eat in the Museum...More

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