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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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Great afternoon in Vieux Lyon

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.

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

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 1 week 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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Thank Suenglish
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only an excellent collection of works by well known artists incl. Rodin, Monet, Manet amongst many others but a superb building in its own right. Worth a few hours and the entrance fee is good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours visiting the Musee des Beaux-Arts during our stay in Lyon, lovely place to visit if you have the time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The musee's collection of paintings is truly stunning. A lot are focused on New Testament era events . Renoir and Monet are also included. Worth a visit for sure.

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