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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 76 attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Description: Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
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Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

France*s No. 2 after the Louvre is definitely worth a visit. If you are disabled (with official documentation) it is free for you. You get an audio guide for free to guide you through the museum.Bring your ipod's earphones with you: this will make the visit even more enjoyable as keeping the rather heavy audioguide all tour long in your... More

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NSW
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

There are some fabulous artworks, statues, pottery, coffins, sculptures and medals/coins in this gallery, and it's easy to navigate and learn as you go (use the audio guide). It closes for lunch break, but you can come back in. There's a restaurant but the prices were a bit high for us. We visited in the cooler months and there were... More

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Museum is well done, not huge so can easily do in a day. Nice collection of 19th and 20th century art in particular. There are several Monets and other Impressionist works among others.

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Alessandria, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I was prepared that this museum does not contain any of the world's masterpieses, but it is more uninteresting than I feared. It contains a little bit of everything, without any special emphasis. I was also a little disappointed by the building: On the outside it is a magnificent structure. On the inside, however, it is very, very plain.

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After crowding in the Louvre for the nth time, it was wonderful to visit this museum without any fuss. Spacious, fascinating. Have to return with my family.

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Merles, France
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36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This lovely museum of art is located in a 17th century Benedictine abbey which has been extensively adapted for the purpose, but which remains architecturally impressive. The collection ranges from antiquity (ancient Egypt) to the 20th century. It is a large collection, so it is worth either being selective early on in your visit or making two visits. To do... More

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Greater Manchester
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

There is a large and very comprehensive collection housed in a very impressive building. Nice atmosphere - there are often school parties and you sense that they appreciate what they are seeing. The modern section on the top floor is particularly interesting.

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Paris, France
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This museum has a surprisingly large collection. As it specialises in the fine arts, the focus is on painting and sculpture: the collection varies from approximately the 1500's with some works even as late as the 20th century. There is also a good collection of Impressionist works. This is certainly a recommended to visit to make in Lyon with the... More

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ancona
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98 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Visiting this museum is really a nice experience, since it is well organized, with excellent services and - above all - it is full of masterpieces, starting from the beautiful "Ascension" by Perugino in the first room, just after the guardrobe. Collections include antiques such as Egyptian, Greek and Roman ones, sculptures, paintings and art objects that cover two millenniums... More

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London
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is one of the most attractive and well-presented museums/galleries I have visited. The building itself is beautiful with a lovely courtyard and some fantastic carvings. The collections are really worth seeing - some wonderful sculptures and the Egyptian section is great. The art is lovely and they have regular, interesting special exhibitions. The restaurant and shop are good quality... More

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