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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
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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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If you are not interested in museums, please visit this one. Enter the exterior gate door and be sure to look up at the galleries overhead. The decorations are just as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are not interested in museums, please visit this one. Enter the exterior gate door and be sure to look up at the galleries overhead. The decorations are just as enjoyable as the displays inside. The courtyard is not really interesting, so don't judge the museum by tired garden. The displays have such beautiful bits you will enjoy a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting the MBA every week to follow a short program looking "the Art History" through several centuries. The fabulous collection of painting and sculpture are always exciting for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wether you are in Lyon for a short trip or a long one, you must stop by the Museum. First to enjoy the architecture. Second to wander in the inner courtyard, where you feel away from the city. And then to enjoy the collection of paintings, that are here permanently or the temporary ones. You can be selective and spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery is well worth a visit. Very extensive so wise to study map and select preferred rooms. The building (a former Benedictine Abbey) is beautiful. If you do not have time to visit the gallery it is worth taking a look at the courtyard (former cloisters).

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just Go. Especially if you love art. They have some wonderful pieces from all over the world, but especially from French artists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in France, its always worth while to check out the museum of Art...you will always find treasures. Here is no exception, many many works beyond measure. Find your favorite. I found several :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum and viewing the many Matisse drawings,sketches, paintings and sculptures. The museum is very accessible and staff were excellent in their organization and set up. The exhibit is very popular and the halls and rooms were full of art admirers. Certainly a great activity for art lovers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Matisse exhibition which was very good covering his whole life. Only had a quick look at rest of galleries but some interesting works

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Musee des Beaux Arts in Lyon has a huge range of paintings, sculpture and artifacts from several millenia, starting well before the time of Christ. The Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian exhibits are particularly noteworthy. As well as good pictures by local artists, there are many by famous painters such as Veronese, Rubens, Picasso, Monet, Renoir, Matisse etc. The Rodin Sculptures... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The Beaux Arts museum is amazing, if you have the time, you must go. The permanent expositions are really good, but the most incredible part is the temporary Matisse exposition. Perfectly well presented and organized, is a must see for art lovers.

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