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“Perfectly displayed collection”

Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
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$28.67*
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Lyon City Card
Ranked #17 of 205 things to do in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 collection and its dynamic artistic program place the museum on the international art scene. The museum is located place des Terreaux, in the heart of the city center, in a former 17th century Benedictine abbey. Its cloister is now home to a quiet garden featuring sculptures by Rodin and Bourdelle, among others. The museum’s encyclopedic collections are exhibited in five sections and seventy galleries presenting artworks from all the major civilizations and artistic schools, from Antiquity to the present day. All year long, the museum offers its visitors an exceptional tour of 5 000 years of art history and organizes major temporary exhibitions, as well as cultural activities engaging all audiences.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Highlights were the sculpture department in the ancient abbey church, the paintings of the Flemish and Dutch school, a Hector Guimard bedroom, the Puvis de Chavannes fresco, etc.

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"ancient egypt"
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"impressionist paintings"
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"nice collection"
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"lovely courtyard"
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This small museum has an incredible collection of paintings and sculptures including a number of French artists from the 16th century to the present. Don't miss the Rodins.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

After slogging through crowds at museums in Paris, this was a refreshing change. No crowds (at least on a rainy Thursday morning), interesting variety, beautiful works, gorgeous building. 7 Euros for adults, kids free. If you only have time for a brief visit, the museum offers a nicely done brochure, also on the website, of works you shouldn't miss.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The art was worth writing home about, nonflash photos allowed, and my wife & I enjoyed the restaurant food.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

A great building in a great square. Has the usual stolen antiquities from foreign lands but also has some great artwork both old and new. Very well presented and so refreshing to be able to get up close and see the detail without the railings 2 metres away. Well worth a visit for 7 Euro whether you like art or not.

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