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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 #8 of 85 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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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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Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 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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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There's a lot of remarkable art in this collection. We greatly enjoyed the medieval works, but there is also an abundance to striking 17th century work as well. We focused on the paintings, which could easily take the best part of an afternoon. The whole collection would take a day at least, assuming one likes to linger a bit. Photography... More

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Bath
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The building itself is worth visiting with a very pleasant and tranquil courtyard to rest in. There was an interesting mix of exhibits with the highlight being the impressionist paintings.

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Manassas, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Consider this: this museum has been acquiring art since at least 1848 (each item has a tag of name, artist, and date acquired). This was one of the very first museums to give credence to the Impressionist movement and acquired some of their paintings while the artists were still alive. Heavy accent on Lyon painters, almost exclusively French artists with... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tha building where the museum is located once was an abbey. It's sitted in the Place de Terreaux and is really close to the Mairie/Hotel de Ville and the Opera de Lyon. There is a metro station close to the Museum, the Hotel de Ville - Louis Pradel, that is about one block far from it. If you like a... More

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Yeppoon, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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