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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 attractive and manageable museum with some great pieces. I would recommend pacing yourself so that you don't succumb to culture fatigue before you reach the best works, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Brighton, UK

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Brighton, UK
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

An attractive and manageable museum with some great pieces. I would recommend pacing yourself so that you don't succumb to culture fatigue before you reach the best works, which are chronologically later. I was also surprised by how much I enjoyed the sculptures– not usually my strong suit. There is also a very pleasant cafe with a sunny terrace where... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't visit the museum collection, this building has a delightful central garden courtyard if you need a pleasant place to rest your feet. Unexpectedly lovely.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Museum holds some fabulous sculptures in addition to wonderful art works together with many ancient relics. Free entry makes this a must for any visitors to Lyon.

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I know little about fine art, but do appreciate famous works, especially if there is explanation. Brochure that comes with admission does have english, so I wasn't lost. It even provided highlight exhibits for those visitors with limited time and wished to get the most famous sights in. Well presented, airy, bright, good layout.... all made for a nice two... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a very high quality museum with terrific collections of ancient Egyptian items and 16th through 20th century French paintings. Easy to view (you can get as close as you want to even the greatest artwork with no one hasseling you) with wide, uncrowded galleries. Also has a nice, small cafe on a lovely terrace that is great for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The museum is housed in a lovely building, and has a secluded garden area within its grounds. The museum has interesting displays on a variety of cultures, statues etc eg Egypt, Roman,Greek. There is a large selection of paintings including Renoir, Monet, Degas etc. It is not a hug museum, but has a very good selection of displays.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great value and a decent sized museum - not too big to walk through and see everything. The exhibitions were disappointing though. Don't miss the four Monet paintings!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is so serene, with some amazing pieces in and so gorgeous views out of the windows too. Wonderful square outside walking distance to opera house and fab falafel shop x

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Lymington, Hampshire,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As regards the antiquities I though the Egyptian gallery was outstanding. Generally though I like the way that the Museum developed themes through history. It told a story and told it well. The Art was more mixed. There were some superb items through all the periods of art covered. Modern sculptures and impressionist art interesting with Rodin, Bacon, Picasso, Monet,... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Was surprised and came away impressed with the honest selection and presentation of their collections. There is no false build up nor patronizing that one can sonetimes encounter in today's competitive museum world. It's curators must be without egos as all of their works appear without exaggeration. Their respect for the viewer was refreshing. We spent most of our about... More 

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Address: Address: 20 place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 33 04 7210 30 30
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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