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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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Nice museum

This beautiful museum is housed in a former abbey. The building itself is gorgeous, as is the garden in the center of the museum. The collection is small enough to see in an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This beautiful museum is housed in a former abbey. The building itself is gorgeous, as is the garden in the center of the museum. The collection is small enough to see in an afternoon, but contains many fine paintings and sculptures. Admission price is a bargain. A great way to spend a morning in Lyon.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Good museum with a nice variety of works. They have pretty much every era of art, from the accent greeks and egyptians to modern artists. Some of the more famous works here include paintings from Rodin, Monet, Rubens and Cezanne. I recommend a visit here. I would plan on spending at least one hour, if not two here. The fee... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The museum, like many, covering different eras and various civilizations. It's a huge one and has unique pieces whether painting or sculpture. What surprised me is that some paintings which was made centuries ago were actually describing what is happening in some parts of the world now a days!

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Lyon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

great museum ... Greek and Egypt civilisation :D this museum its for the art lovers Especially the ones who love the Greek civilisation .. amazing paintings and useful information on every historical period :D

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We enjoyed this art museum, it is not overly large, the courtyard is very beautiful. There is a decent if small collection of Monet's, some degas and a Renoir. There were some cool Rodin as well, the modern art section highlights an artist from Lyon, sadly I forget the name, interesting work.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Here, you could enjoy Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Courbet quietly, not like in Museum d'orsay or Le Louvre in Paris. There is not many group of loudly tourists. The courtyard is so beautiful. If you are not hurry, try the brunch in the terrace café in the morning.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When, in the Musee, I came across Pissarro's painting of Kew Green with the Steam Museum tower in the background, I, as a Londoner from across the river from Kew, realised the geographical diversity of art appreciation. It is not an obvious landmark to have painted; but he rented a studio on the south-eastern corner of the green and this... More 

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Manchester
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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