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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 80 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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Outstanding! Excellent! … I do not have any more superlative comments to describe the magnificence of this museum in terms of number and arrangement of exhibits, plus the ambient with the staircase flooded in light, the internal garden and the terrace café. The free audio guide was really helpful to understand the highlights of the huge collection. The exhibits range... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's an art museum in a European city - you know you'll see masterpieces. The Puvis de Chavannes mural in the stairwell is unparalleled. Dubuffet is not to be missed (given you like abstraction). Don't talk too much though - euro museums are like church in that this art is truly worshipped and prized by Lyon.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Situated in the magnificent 17th century Palais St Pierre, Lyon's museum of fine arts is one of the largest and most important collections in France and in Europe. Parts of the Royal Abbey of the Sisters of St. Pierre have been joined to the museum as well -- and some beautiful parts of the Abbey remain, such as the cloister... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a gorgeous place, both inside and outside. With your admission, you get an audio guide and you don't half to leave a driver's license. And the restaurant on the first floor is excellent, and especially so if you can dine on the balcony overlooking the courtyard. While not everything is described yet in the English audio guide, they... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The museum here isn't as large or grand as the Orsay and Louvre in France or even the Del Prado or Thyssen Krupp in Spain - but it's packed with great works...includng Rodin's "Thinker"...and a lot of variety. In short, it's a great museum drawing from many different time periods, kind of like seeing the "best of" several museums under... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The art is very good and worth the trip, but the restaurant is really, really good. The huge mural is fabulous, and all our food choices were excellent too.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a gorgeous place. I had to use a mobility scooter that day and the staff could not be more helpful. Lovely cafe as well so it is a fabulous outing overall.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A museum that is about the right size and diversity for one visit. Excellent selections of antiquities and artwork through the ages, mainly Egyptian, Greek, Roman and French. Beautiful building, well laid out. Entry was free due to possession of Lyon Card. Staff friendly, audio (which was also free) was clear and informative.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Reasonable entry fee and free audio guide! The art was inspiring and breath taking and the whole museum was presented in a stylish and modern way. I am someone who walks briskly through the sculpture part in any museum but i spent a long time in the chapel admiring the pieces. I enjoyed every aspect of this museum. Well done... More

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Much bigger than I expected. Really wonderful building and courtyards. Worth at least a half day and I would visit again. Closed on Tuesdays!

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