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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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Address: 20 place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 33 04 7210 30 30
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Description: 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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We entered by a side street and had no idea what the size was. Get the audio if you don't speak French but the English version needs a lot lot more. The price is included in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Anglesea, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We entered by a side street and had no idea what the size was. Get the audio if you don't speak French but the English version needs a lot lot more. The price is included in the entry. Lots of old Egyptian art and a few old mummy cases. Picasso, Monet, and lots of other famous artists are all exhibited... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Like the louvre, this museum holds many different types of art from medieval to contemporary. But unlike the Louvre, it is possible to see all the different exhibits in one day.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ranging from a hall of sculptures, a walk through egyptian history,to an array of paintings. This museum, although small features so many amazing and beautiful items it's easy to get lost in. Well worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Excellent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman art; large painting collections comprised mostly of Old Masters; modern paintings section (Impressionism and later) nice, but not great. One of the larger art museums in France, merits a visit.

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The museum seems rather tired. We saw some big named artists like Picaso, Matisse, and Chagal and many large religious paintings from the 17 & 18 centuries. There are more but we didn't view them. I don't think the museum is a Lyon must see.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Beaux-Arts has an extensive collection and covers a very wide range of collections by mostly French artists. Linger in the courtyard before or after your visit as it is a delightful bit of tranquility in the heart of the city. The museum offers a lovely cafe but unfortunately we were touring just before noon and the smell of fish... More 

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woodbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Many fine paintings and sculptures from many eras including Greek and Egyptian. Well worth the low 7 Euro entrance fee. Some galleries may not be open around lunch time so after 2 pm is best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This beautiful museum is housed in a former abbey. The building itself is gorgeous, as is the garden in the center of the museum. The collection is small enough to see in an afternoon, but contains many fine paintings and sculptures. Admission price is a bargain. A great way to spend a morning in Lyon.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good museum with a nice variety of works. They have pretty much every era of art, from the accent greeks and egyptians to modern artists. Some of the more famous works here include paintings from Rodin, Monet, Rubens and Cezanne. I recommend a visit here. I would plan on spending at least one hour, if not two here. The fee... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The museum, like many, covering different eras and various civilizations. It's a huge one and has unique pieces whether painting or sculpture. What surprised me is that some paintings which was made centuries ago were actually describing what is happening in some parts of the world now a days!

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