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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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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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Marvellous Collections

The range of paintings, sculpture, sarcophagi and ceramics was superb. Many Old Masters and modern artists were present. The artistry in the Egptian sarcophagi was amazing. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The range of paintings, sculpture, sarcophagi and ceramics was superb. Many Old Masters and modern artists were present. The artistry in the Egptian sarcophagi was amazing. Great for a wet day!

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very large museum and art gallery with many fine paintings from different regions. Well worth a visit.

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Lyon, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Easy to navigate. Wonderful pieces. Great atmosphere. Right in the centre of town for nice lunch afterwards. Good value too.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We spent two great hours in this museum, with a brief break in the sunny sculpture courtyard. Wonderful antiquities and statuary from Egypt, Rome and Greece. Beautiful art nouveau pieces like Guillard's graceful hotel furnishings from the turn of the 20th century and much, much more. Great audio guides are included with your 7 euro admission price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon is complete with temporary collections that are always really interesting to visit. Also, it's free for students under 26 years old, like pretty much all public museums in France!

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This museum is in a former abbey which was secularised by Napoleon in 1803. It is an extremely impressive building with a peaceful garden. We did not see the whole museum, just the antiquities and the impressionist paintings. We loved the Egyptian section with its colourful sarcophagi and stone inscriptions. There were some interesting small sculptures in the "daily life"... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Beatiful stately architecture with courtyard. Great wall paintings ("antique", "christian" and "modern" view allegories upstairs) and some lovely ceilings. Vast fresco in the restaurant which is good by the way. It has a bit of everything, with a surprising amount of antiquities for a "Beaux Arts" museum

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purley surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great art on several floors, but mostly pre-1850 so not really my taste - I prefer impressionism and more modern art, of which there was only one or two rooms (out of the 80)

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The building itself it is a good reason to see,the inside court is like mourish court somehow,by giving you relax and rest.Good collection of greek artefacts and egyptian,some paintings.

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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

good collection of egyptian and greek artifacts. some great paintings. no central focus or specialty though

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