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Musee des Confluences

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Situated on the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône, the Musée des Confluences is an absolute must-see in Lyon. Set in the heart of a monumental structure of metal and glass, the institution presents a journey through time and across continents to...more
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86 quai Perrache | 86 Quai Perrache, 69285, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a striking modern building. Excellent exhibition on the top floor of the history of existence from the big bang to the present, with recognition of the broad ranges of human cultures. It's an important contrast to the absurd Arc "museum" in Kentucky.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum advised that there was a section suitable for children. There is nothing for them to touch or 'experience' - one of the two rooms suitable for children consists of hundreds of taxidermy animals. While it is interesting, it definitely isn't something you take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent natural history museum & anthropology displays with lots to offer for non-French speakers. The mammoth was impressive and the kids loved the digital information displays. Kids are free but still need a ticket. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been quite impressed by the overall quality of the exhibitions, the in-depth, comprehensive and thought-provoking examination of our society, our history and nature. I could only say, kids in Lyon are quite blessed and privileged with museums of this standard. It is well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part science museum, part natural history, part philosophical experience. A true gem of a museum - truly world class.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't actually enter the building however the area surrounding it is very interesting as well as it being an architecturely great building.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To tell the truth, we came for a cultural event, so can't address the actual museum. But the setting - at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône Rivers - is spectacular, and the architecture dramatic. You can get here by the modern tramway from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Unusual architecture for an unusual museum. Exhibits were not as focused as I am used to in American museums, but I found interesting things in every room even when I wasn't sure what tied one room to the other.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Here on a dreary , wet and dull day but this museum succeeded in cheering me up! It has a rapidly changing exhibition space which is spread out over three floors. The exhibition spaces are divided into huge rooms, beautifully arranged and brilliantly lit with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

A very nice idea to expose the history of our existence. Very well structures, in chapters, in order to be easier the interpretation. Four units, but the last, was a surprise for me. Finally, despite the fact that we know many things, when someone is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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