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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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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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Lot of exponats, good exposition of medals.

You can see there lot of paintings, sculptures and medals. Very big exposition of Egypt. Staff is not very friendly when you make a photos....

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Estonia
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see there lot of paintings, sculptures and medals. Very big exposition of Egypt. Staff is not very friendly when you make a photos....

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France
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60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course the museum is not among the biggest ones in Europe, but the collection is pretty hollistic - touching all major styles and period of European Art, so it actually may be a great way to get initiated to it without getting overdosed like in other places. Temporary exhibitions usually REALLY worthing the visit.

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Plymouth, MI
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the museum expecting a significantly large exhibition of the Impressionist/Expressionists only to be disappointed in the very few that the museum had. We were led to believe by looking at the museum's web site that entire galleries would be devoted individually to painters such as Monet, Manet, Gauguin, et. al. That wasn't the case, although... More 

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San Ramon, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 2nd place must be visited after the Church on the top of the hill, if you only have limited time - you should visit the church and this place.

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Paris, France
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really loved this museum and it's garden. We had the chance to visit it during winter, it wasn't crowded at all, we took a pause for lunch inside the museum and was pretty good.

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Lyon, France
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as impressive as "le Louvre" in Paris and much smaller, Lyon Musée des Beaux arts is really worth a visit : great paintings and sculptures exhibited in a Palace. The courtyard is free for a short break away from the turmoil of the city you can admire replicas of Rodin's statues!

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Lauderhill, Florida
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're told this is second only to the Louvre among Frances art museums. I won't rank them, but this was a wonderful collection. The paintings include a number of works by specifically Lyon artist, and it was a great opportunity to see works that might not make it to an international collection. I particularly enjoyed the 20th Century artists. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect if the weather is not good or you don't know what you want to do. Do not go to the main exhibit as it is in french and the audio guides are also in french. However, the museum is full of surprises even some monet and pissari. Free audio guides as well

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very broad range and rich heritage of art and sculpture of high order. Unlikely to disappoint the art lover.

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Nice, France
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76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A lot of things, but not easy to find your way around. Study the plan before visiting. It is a huge museum and you have to choose

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