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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 #9 of 77 Attractions 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
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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is very big but not too big like the louvre. Nice building and plenty of goof works. A bit pricey though.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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129 reviews 129 reviews
64 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lyon, i suppose the third most important french city, has this museum where you can find important art pieces, from the ancient classical cultures to moderrn art. Come in ...

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Lyon, France
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is not a very well known museum but it really is well worh a visit as there are some very nice paintings from impressionists' masters. The old building contrasts nicely with the ultramodern Confluence Museum. I prefer the old style; it's quiet inner court yard; a nice café and a good bookshop. And all right in the centre of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Set in a beautiful building around cloisters with a terrific permanent collection and an on going calendar of very interesting visiting exhibits. This is well worth a visit; great coffee shop and library too.

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Dublin, Ireland
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278 reviews 278 reviews
105 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The museum is located just beside Hotel de Ville and the building it is in is gorgeous. You enter through a beautiful courtyard. The price is €7 for adults, and it's free for students. The permanent collection is big and varied, with paintings from the 15th Century up to the 20th Century.There is also an exhibition on sculpture. Everything has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Art at it's finest! What a collection! Lunch at the restaurant and then the exhibition of Jacqueline Delubac, Le choix de la modernite' (7th November-16th February 2015). This major exhibition on Jacqueline Delubac (1907-1997). It presents Delubac as an actress, the “most elegant woman in all of Paris” and most of all, an art lover and collector who, in 1998,... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a really nice surprise as part of our visit to Lyon - it is a very grand building, with a super variety of historical artefacts on the ground floor, and artwork on the first floor. There is something for everyone here, and the exhibits are well-displayed with informative descriptions. We were there for over 2 hours, and enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the building almost as much as the museum itself. While I liked Lyon as much as Paris, this museum is clearly that of a "second" city. Enjoyable but nothing to go terribly far out of your way to see...if you have been to Europe's great museums. It dies have a lovely cloister as part of its early convent... More 

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