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Musee des Beaux-Arts

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Neighbourhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon and 1 other guide
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Address: 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
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Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and...

Home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international.

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The setting of the museum is lovely; a former abbey, I believe, with a lovely courtyard. The coin collection is a history lesson in itself, and the Egyptology section is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The setting of the museum is lovely; a former abbey, I believe, with a lovely courtyard. The coin collection is a history lesson in itself, and the Egyptology section is incredible, like walking through Luxor itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very welcoming museum full of wonderful things, all well displayed. It's quite large, so allow enough time. They give out handy guides to their top 20 masterpieces, which is helpful, and there is also a handy app. The collections are pretty amazing - I hadn't bargained on the Greek and Egyptian things, but there is a lot more than... More 

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Bazas, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely presented and laid out. A good selection of Degas. Interesting Eygyptian section.Poor samples of the more famous painters but a good selection if others highlighting the development of art..

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Matisse exhibition - excellent, albeit rather busy. This is the second time I've visited the permanent collection and find that, on the contrary, isn't busy at all. It's therefore a real pleasure to enjoy the paintings and get up real close to the art without too many tourists in the way. Not that many famous paintings but... More 

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frankfurt am main
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the architecture, garden, courtyard and style of this historical building supplemented the paintings at the special exhibit i went there for.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are not interested in museums, please visit this one. Enter the exterior gate door and be sure to look up at the galleries overhead. The decorations are just as enjoyable as the displays inside. The courtyard is not really interesting, so don't judge the museum by tired garden. The displays have such beautiful bits you will enjoy a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We are visiting the MBA every week to follow a short program looking "the Art History" through several centuries. The fabulous collection of painting and sculpture are always exciting for us.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wether you are in Lyon for a short trip or a long one, you must stop by the Museum. First to enjoy the architecture. Second to wander in the inner courtyard, where you feel away from the city. And then to enjoy the collection of paintings, that are here permanently or the temporary ones. You can be selective and spend... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This gallery is well worth a visit. Very extensive so wise to study map and select preferred rooms. The building (a former Benedictine Abbey) is beautiful. If you do not have time to visit the gallery it is worth taking a look at the courtyard (former cloisters).

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Just Go. Especially if you love art. They have some wonderful pieces from all over the world, but especially from French artists.

Thank CLMessmer

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