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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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Ranked #7 of 83 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
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Yeppoon, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this musem, lots of art and histoical artefacts from throughout the ages. Also visit the fountain next door.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great representative collection in a beautiful building. While there's no uber-famous pieces, it's a great collection.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our family really enjoyed visiting this museum. Our friends live outside of Lyon and they spent several days showing us their city. 'Twas our first visit to Lyon, and our hosts accommodated us by finding activities that would interest all ages (2 kids under 10, 40 somethings, 50 somethings, and a college-bound young adult). Our favorite part was the size... More

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england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, it is ranked 5th in france apparently. I agree with previous reviews good not great

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm a big fan of art museums from the best in the world to three room collections in small towns. This museum has an extensive collection of second level works for the most part. Coverage extends from the Medieval period to contemporary art. After four hours with the paintings, I hurried through the sculpture and objets d'art sections, both of... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The sculpture collection is very nice. The best in the museum. The museum has a large collection of paintings, some from famous artists. The modern art collection is horrible.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We spent many hours here and it is a very fine museum. My favorite sculpture was "The Temptation of St. Anthony" by Rodin. Look for it among the sculptures. A very affecting sculpture can be found at the far end of the room; it is a deceased young couple lying together, with their child across the both of them, and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A lovely gallery with a number of significant paintings situated in an old monastery. Worth the visit.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This huge museum is worth an hour or two, not just for the paintings. Those include a cross-section of largely French art: you might want to skip the titanic 17th and 18th century canvasses, but don't miss the impressionists and moderns. There's a big exhibit of antiquities and a really interesting section of 'objets d'art' including ceramics, bronzes and furniture,... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very good, but not great museum. You can see everything in about 4 hours. Unfortunately, only several outstanding pieces. On the lowest floor are sculptures, on the first floor Egypt etc, and on the second floor paintings from 15th century until today and several sculptures. Nevertheless, you should visit definitely. Not crowded at all in August.

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