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Musee des Beaux-Arts

Address: 20 place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
Phone Number: 33 04 7210 30 30
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Ranked #8 of 139 things to do in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
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purley surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great art on several floors, but mostly pre-1850 so not really my taste - I prefer impressionism and more modern art, of which there was only one or two rooms (out of the 80)

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The building itself it is a good reason to see,the inside court is like mourish court somehow,by giving you relax and rest.Good collection of greek artefacts and egyptian,some paintings.

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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

good collection of egyptian and greek artifacts. some great paintings. no central focus or specialty though

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The magnificent building alone is a perfectly valid reason for visiting this fine arts museum, that and a rather welcome cafe, where we enjoyed a most excellent lunch. Yes, of course, you have to be interested in art, but if you are you will not be disappointed with the displays.

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Washington DC
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Interesting collection, covering a wide time span and various geographical locations. Located in a lovely building and works are very well displayed. An excellent Egyptian section and not to miss the entire 1st floor "Antiquities"section

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Art Museum in Lyon is what you expect an art museum to be. It pretty much covers all the main streams of art from 3000 BC to around 1940. They have one of Monet's (all blue) paintings of the early morning on the themes and a beautiful painting by Alexei Jawlensky. At the time of visit though, their permanent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

So I went to Lyons - and I think they were 'on the money'.. However, one comes to Europe to view European paintings and here there are 35 rooms full of them. Fantastic. But especially, one comes to France to have a look at French paintings, and again Lyon 'does the job.' A beautiful old building, and a lovely interior... More 

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very informative exhibits, mostly tagged in English as well as French. Well worth spending a leisurely day absorbing the masterpieces.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is an excellent museum, boith for its wide-ranging exhibits and the way in which they are displayed. The range of paintings is first-rate.

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

ive been to many major museums around the world and I thought this was one of the better museums I have visited. It is a size that allowed me to see it all in a few hours and isn't overwhelming like the Louvre, Met etc. It has a great Eqyptian section and some interesting objects from Iran and Syria. It... More 

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