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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 82 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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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A lovely gallery with a number of significant paintings situated in an old monastery. Worth the visit.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This huge museum is worth an hour or two, not just for the paintings. Those include a cross-section of largely French art: you might want to skip the titanic 17th and 18th century canvasses, but don't miss the impressionists and moderns. There's a big exhibit of antiquities and a really interesting section of 'objets d'art' including ceramics, bronzes and furniture,... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very good, but not great museum. You can see everything in about 4 hours. Unfortunately, only several outstanding pieces. On the lowest floor are sculptures, on the first floor Egypt etc, and on the second floor paintings from 15th century until today and several sculptures. Nevertheless, you should visit definitely. Not crowded at all in August.

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Airdrie, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is huge. It only costs 7 euros. It has the largest group go statuary outside of Paris. The paintings are amazing. There is also a large collection of crockery etc grouped by region.

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380 reviews 380 reviews
133 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On the continent, you get used to museums being closed on Mondays (although as a Brit used to museums being open every day and free, I still don't understand why). This one complicates things further by being closed on a Tuesday. Having got there on a day when they were open, we were then unceremoniously chucked out at 12.30 as... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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808 reviews 808 reviews
541 attraction reviews
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you enjoy the fine arts and a good historical building then you have yourself an afternoon. The museum hold some of Lyons historical treasures from paintings, sculptures, to coins. There is a lot to see here and you will probably need a break at the cafe located on the second floor. There are light eats here too. I advise... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We spent a couple hours looking though the many paintings and sculptures. Most of the paintings are from French painters but there are plenty of them. There are also a few from well-known painters like Monet, Gauguin, Tintoret and a few bronze sculptures by Rodin. In addition, there are quite a few nice sculptures in the basement. Also, don't miss... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I loved my visit to Musee des Beau-Arts as a follow-up to visiting the Musee d'Orsay in Paris a few weeks earlier (which is my favorite museum in Paris). It was a very "manageable" museum in that it took me just over an hour to feel like I really got to see everything I wanted to see. Although this museum... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The museum is located in an old monastery, which adds interest for a visit. the shop closed in the afternoon. What i pity! I would have loved to visit it.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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100 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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