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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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Description: 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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an amazing museum

if you are in lyon a MUST see. it has a beautiful collection of art thru the centuries and especially from the period whn lyon was a roman capital, But they also have beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

if you are in lyon a MUST see. it has a beautiful collection of art thru the centuries and especially from the period whn lyon was a roman capital, But they also have beautiful art from the middle ages, middle east and contemporary. the restaurant is has a great balcony where you can have a light lunch and enjoy the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We are not particularly "arty" types but enjoyed a wander around the exhibitions happily for a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. Housed in a large former monastery It contains both historical artefacts from the empires of Rome, Persia, Egypt, and Greece as well as paintings and sculptures from across the ages. A fair smattering of old masters and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you like art this is a great place to spend some time. Particularly liked the modern art collection. A surprising bonus is the lovely restaurant on a terrace overlooking the courtyard. Seemed very popular with the locals who clearly know a good thing when they see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Highlights: Ottoman Empire Egyptians Modern Art Rodin. Low Lights. The terrace bar. Shame we ended our museum visit on such a sour note. We got seated for 15minutes. No menu No drink order Yet somehow, everyone who had a collared shirt got served before us. Pfffft. Avoid. Museum was brilliant!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This beautiful museum is a former 17th century Benedictine convent and has about 70 rooms packed with paintings by such artists as Rubens, Rembrandt, Gauguin and Delacroix, as well as exhibits from 14th to 21st centuries, sculptures by Rodin and Egyptian antiquities. It is free if you are a student under 26 or if you buy a Lyon City Card... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This museum has Egyptian to sculpture and impressionists . Plenty of spots to rest and really look. Pretty good audio guides. Not all numbers were available in English Just a polite apology . It s worth your time.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited this museum in August 2015 as a part of our riverboat cruise of SE France. Surprisingly, compared to Paris' similarly-sized Musee d'Orsay, which is typically packed with throngs of tourists, the Beaux-Arts was a rewarding, comfortable experience, albeit with fewer "masterpieces". It covers both the Lyon area artists, as well as the more well known 20th century artists... More 

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Willington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We both thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum as there is so much to see - antiques, objets d'art, glassware, medals and coins, old and modern paintings and sculptures and a nice shop. There is a cafe and restaurant which serves lovely food, and there is also a very nice courtyard garden in which to sit and have a snack/drink. A... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Conveniently, in view of our advanced age, due to the refurbishment of much of the building, the 'gems' of the collection were housed in one set of galleries.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum starts with Egypt and brings you forward in history with the art and archeology of subsequent civilizations. It has a surprising collection of archeological pieces from Egypt. Everything in this museum is top quality and worth seeing.

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