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Musee des Beaux-Arts

20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 10 17 40
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Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
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+33 4 72 10 17 40
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a large museum, and the highlights for me were the excellent archaeological collection, especially the ancient Egyptian collection with mummies and entrance gates. Also the ancient Greek collection is quite large, and the early medieval and medieval Western art selection is very nice....More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I suppose one’s view of an art gallery is very subjective. I can’t say there were any pictures which really blew me away. There were quite a number from the early period & much of a muchness. There were also a fair proportion by local...More

Thank JAB142
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perhaps we have been spoilt by museums and galleries in London but we found this museum underwhelming. Yes, it is a nice building with a pleasant courtyard, but the layout and signage internally is confusing and the paintings hung in a rather desultory manner. The...More

Thank SpivsUKOK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Housed in a beautiful building, the collection of the museum is impressive, ranging from ancient Egyptian coffins, Greek and Roman statues, to 21st Century pencil drawings. I especially liked the Islamic art section, including some marvellous Iznik tiles from the 16th Century.

Thank rgrol
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a middle size musee with nice garden. From the arts here, we understand more about lyon. We stay here one day.

Thank J F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't take too long to cover this museum. Mostly older paintings and the art is arranged by time period and country the artist was born in. A few impressiononist paintings (Monet, Renoir, etc) and a few nice Rodin sculptures. Enjoyable spot to visit that won't...More

Thank foodiebob64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth visiting. There’re artistic works and historical exhibitions that are quite unique, all well-displayed over well-planned galleries

Thank timboc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pacing of the tourist orbit can be judged by authenticity: this got 10/10. Across history from the Ancients of Egypt to Africa they got a preternatural reflection of cultures. And that goes for Rome especially. We were in a rush and so had to...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is situated in ex-convent building and a part of its collection is exposed in a former church! Fine collection from the ancient objects (Egyptian, Greek, and Roman) to modern art. Good and vast selection of French sculpture and painting. Exceptional Perugino in the...More

Thank Анна К
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum with good shop and a lovely cafe with terrace overlooking the courtyard Buildings quite impressive but not a very friendly museum

Thank Rosemary64
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