Lyon is France's second largest city, so it is reasonable to expect that there be good galleries. But the quality of the collection here was WAY better than I would have anticipated.
A huge Antiquities section (the Romans were big in Gaul!), a wonderful sculpture gallery, and an amazing 20th century art ('modern art') show, were among the highlights.
Navigating the building was a breeze ( a simple quadrangle), and the inner courtyard was a pleasant area for recovery from wandering the galleries.
I'd rate this a 'must see' in Lyon.
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