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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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Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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I read several reviews before going to the Musée. It is a beautiful building with a lovely couryard that welcomes you. We arrived just as it was opening and decided to start on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I read several reviews before going to the Musée. It is a beautiful building with a lovely couryard that welcomes you. We arrived just as it was opening and decided to start on the top floor and work our way down. The top floor presents a wealth of beautiful paintings. The second floor contains Egyptian artifacts and artifacts from other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fabulous wall muralpicture by Puvis de Chavanne, as well as paintings by Matisse, Renoir, Picasso and Rodin in the garden. A real must!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

LYON has a very rich museum given its average size of 1 Mil hb . The museum by itself is an interesting building and the collection of arts splendid and well presented

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Besides being in an old building, beautifully preserved, with a marvelous courtyard for relaxation, this place holds ever so many treasures. Somehow Alexandre Varille convinced Egypt to allow him to bring the doors to Ptolemy the 3rd back to Lyon and they alone are worth the admission if you don't have a Visit Lyon card. If you like art, you'll... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved this place! I'm not really a person for art museums but it was very nice. It wasn't very busey even on a Saturday at the beginning of August. It is a place I would like to see again (a rare honour for museums in my books)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You enter across a large central courtyard of grass and trees, ideal perhaps for staff breaks? My 2016 Guidebook quoted 7Euros admission with free audioguide but the ADM was 8 and audioguides (not even mentioned at the pay desk) another Euro! All too frequently the audioguide numbers did not match the work described. This is an old palace with grand... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum and art gallery is padded out with second division paintings by second division artists. There is very little in here to knock your socks off which is what their web site seems to imply. It's inexpensive though if you have the time to visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great collection, and one to spend hours visiting. The collection goes on and on and on. Not overwhelming, but certainly rewarding. Better yet, it's open over the lunch hour as well, not closing midday as in the olden days.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a Saturday in late July 2016 and were lucky enough to arrive just before an hour long tour conducted in English - it was a fantastic introduction to the museum's collections: from ancient Egypt to early 20th century France - by a very well-informed and charming guide, who was eager to share her knowledge and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large collection of European art through the centuries. Rooms divided into French art in different centuries and then Dutch, Spanish, etc.

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