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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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The museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is the largest French museum outside of Paris, in terms of the richness of its collections, and the importance of the bequests received at its creation, in the wake of the Revolution. The ongoing enrichment of the...more
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20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
+33 4 72 10 17 40
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All reviews ancient egypt impressionist paintings french artists modern art nice collection lovely courtyard egyptian section audio guide van gogh art lovers inner courtyard extensive collection couple of hours worth a visit works of art two hours hotel de ville
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a couple of hours doing just the highlights tour, from an ancient Egyptian temple gate up to modern art.

Thank GYWX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read some reviews of people who were disappointed with the variety of paintings. I thought it was a wonderful collection of varied art from many centuries. The ability to observe the brush strokes and the textures, whilst appreciating the colour on the canvases...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to the museum is a courtyard of sculptures - fabulous! If you enjoy works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Bonnard, Pissarro, and others, you'll want to visit this museum. Be sure to check out the self-portraits by Louis Janmot - as a man...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building s pretty and the court yard as well. The collection is big but I expected more of it .. This is not the Louvre, some impressionist not the best of them.

Thank ArielaIsrael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we were certainly spoiled by collections in Paris, the museum in Lyon was good and the visit felt quite leisurely! Worth a visit and the courtyard with a nice collection of sculptures is a great place to relax and reflect!

Thank DavidHLemmond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to a limited amount of time in Lyon, I wasn’t sure if I could visit, but I did and I am glad I did! For less than €10 you can walk away with so much knowledge and see so much. The audio guide was...More

Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was partially spoilt by the museum restaurant. The waiter informed us very explicitly that their cappuccino was 1,9€ each, but we were charged 10€ for two mediocre cappuccinos. Left a bad taste in the mouth. The museum does have an interesting collection of...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a must see while in Lyon. It is in the Pace des Terreaux, so centrally located. I purchased the audio guide option, which I highly recommend - it was inexpensive (1 Euro) and provided lots of essential information. Good part was that...More

1  Thank DomerMike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you happen to be in Lyon, do not miss this museum. It houses a large art collection, ranging from priceless European masters (especially French Impressionists) to Asian art and sculptures as well as art deco furniture. The ground floor was not as well curated...More

1  Thank Merta1900
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

More relaxed than most art galleries. Historic finds with fine art. Thematic guide provided Three hours disappeared without realising. Hotel de Ville and fountain in Place outside. Good spot to relax before or after. Plan 4 hours.

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