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Musee des Beaux-Arts

20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
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Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
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Reviewed yesterday

Really nice museum, particularly the sculpture, which I concentrated on. Many of the sculptors are also displayed at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and I found one piece that was a duplicate in both museums. This is well worth the time to explore, while in...More

Thank DrDee2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting and ricjh collection of impressionist peinture. We spent a few hours going through one room to another without feeling the time passing by. Also we enjoyed the egyptian room. Truly recommend!

Thank Sónia L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of our time in the galleries with 19th c. and Impressionist paintings - a good collection with many wonderful pieces. It's not as extensive as the Louvre or some of the other world's most famous museums, but it's all well-displayed and terrific....More

Thank Isabel089
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magnificent collection of French Impressionists is marred by the very poor lighting: strong ceiling lights shine down upon some gorgeous Monet and Manet works, but the lights strike the florid large frames of each painting, casting large dark shadows upon the top fifth of...More

Thank TaranakiJim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't understand French and has been to the museums in Paris, Milan or Rome before heading to Lyon. Advise is it may be a waste of time. Out of the many pieces, only appreciate about 5 artworks, 2 of which are Monet's.

Thank Joo H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fixed price menu was great and we ate here on several occasions during our stay. Convenient and the staff was very accommodating.

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice collection, with exhibition pieces from antiquity to the 20th century. Dont miss the sculptures in the chapel! I followed the exhibition along the timeline: from the Egyptian pieces to the 20th century and found that very good.

Thank G D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the largest collection of old masters in France outside of the Louvre. Some say it is the best fine art collection outside of the Louvre. It was truly stunning. Renoirs, Monets, Manets, Vuillards, Gauguins, the Dutch masters, Degas. The building itself is art...More

Thank PrairieJane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only has 2 hours to spare so could not cover the whole collection. We concentrated on the paintings. There is a good array of French artists, including artists from Lyon. The Impressionists are well represented and other well known artists. The museum is well...More

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free with the Lyon City Card but also well worth the entrance fee. They have something of everything from ancient Egypt to modern day paintings and sculptures. The collection is well presented on two floors. If you follow the map you start in Egypt and...More

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