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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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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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The museum is near the Hotel de Ville metro, in a lovely square with fantastic buildings. The museum is divided into a floor devoted to ancient arts (Egypt, Roman etc), and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is near the Hotel de Ville metro, in a lovely square with fantastic buildings. The museum is divided into a floor devoted to ancient arts (Egypt, Roman etc), and the second floor has paintings and sculpture-- heavy on the French, but a good selection dating from 1200 to modern. You will find Rodin, Monet, and Picasso pieces as... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful museum with a wonderful collection of impressionist art. There were no crowds on the Friday that we visited so it was a pleasure to view the art without interruption. The museum is housed n a lovely building with a beautiful courtyard garden. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in Lyon this is worth a stop. I took a guided tour in English and my guide really made the art come alive. The collection of art from 1870 on is breathtaking. I also liked the Art Nouveau decorative objects. Also, they are open until 6 pm (18 h) which gives one a little more time.

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Taos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was a very worthwhile stop in our walking tour. There were many well displayed collections of Egyptian, Greek, and Medieval art, plus several periods of French history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were particularly impressed by the collection of paintings across the centuries on the top floor and the statues in the basement. The cafe is expensive.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum isn't huge, but it's the best organized one I've been to in a while. The layout of the rooms takes you from early Egyptian artifacts right through to 20th century art, with some beautiful pieces from the Roman, Greek, Persian, medieval periods. It really helps to have the history in mind in comparing what you see. The impressionist... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is worth the visit. The collections range from amazing to OK. Audio guides are so helpful in understanding many periods and pieces of art. Considerable care has been taken in arrangement of art.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There could be more explanations about artworks, especially paintings. The Building and garden of the museum were so charming. A nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With antiquities, sculpture, paintings from more than 5 centuries, coins and furniture there is something in this large collection to appeal to anyone. For me the sculpture collection (in the beautiful former chapel) and Impressionist Rooms were the best. The courtyard, shady with benches, can be entered for free and is a popular place to sit, read and eat a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see some of the most beautiful art on offer. It houses and extensive collection including works from Monet, Turner, Gauguin, Rubens and Picasso. Cover charge from 8€ depending what you would like to see. TIP! Go early and start from the top where the lift takes you up, usually no one there that time and you can... More 

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