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Musee des Beaux-Arts

20 place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
33 04 7210 30 30
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Lyon City Card
Ranked #10 of 90 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Art at it's finest! What a collection! Lunch at the restaurant and then the exhibition of Jacqueline Delubac, Le choix de la modernite' (7th November-16th February 2015). This major exhibition on Jacqueline Delubac (1907-1997). It presents Delubac as an actress, the “most elegant woman in all of Paris” and most of all, an art lover and collector who, in 1998,... More

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Sutton Coldfield
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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a really nice surprise as part of our visit to Lyon - it is a very grand building, with a super variety of historical artefacts on the ground floor, and artwork on the first floor. There is something for everyone here, and the exhibits are well-displayed with informative descriptions. We were there for over 2 hours, and enjoyed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the building almost as much as the museum itself. While I liked Lyon as much as Paris, this museum is clearly that of a "second" city. Enjoyable but nothing to go terribly far out of your way to see...if you have been to Europe's great museums. It dies have a lovely cloister as part of its early convent... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

By the time we got to Lyon, we were thinking we were a bit 'over' beaux arts! Do not miss this! It was an impressive display. We ended with a relaxing drink on the balcony.

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Los Angeles
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Known as the Petit Louvre...This classic and gorgeous museum was a most welcome surprise. The quality of the collections, with some painters I had never heard of before ( and I am an Illustrator), kept me in rapt attention with jaw-dropping pieces! From the Egyptian rooms, to the amazing works by Louis Janmot, a Lyon son, this museum is definitely... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Housed in an old convent this is a great tour through the centuries of art. I wanted to target particular artists and works and found this difficult, but once I realised the layout and just went with the experience (and the great audio guide) I had a great experience and discovered a great range of artists and works to enjoy.... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We used the Lyon City Card to gain entry here. The painting collection cannot compare to that of other major cities but their decorative arts collection is fine and very well displayed. The building is an earlier religious building with an extremely fine interior outdoor courtyard, cool, green, peaceful. The religious building had a refectory (dining hall) with elaborate carvings... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

One of the loveliest things about museums in Europe is that they were usually something else before becoming a museum. This is the same which makes the lighting and arrangement of the art works much more enjoyable. While not one of the best ever - it's a nice place to visit in Lyon to see some great works. Worth the... More

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Cocoa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a wonderful place to wander through, a relaxing afternoon amongst beautiful sculpture, antiquities and paintings. The museum patio café serves good food and is a delightful spot to take a break.

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A wonderful building, beautiful courtyard area, exceptional art works and idyllic cafe on the terrace. Even if you are not into art galleries, go along to enjoy the courtyard area or a lunch on the terrace.

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