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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

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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...more
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20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you enter the museum, there is free cloak room and lockers, lockers used white plastic coins laying around to lock. They have vast collection ranging from Egyptian mummy to Picasso. Many Lyon artist paintings. The scenery from upstairs window to the court yard was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dale K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A number of the galleries were closed when we were there but we enjoyed our visit, particularly the antiquities and medieval sculpture. Worth a visit but its not as large as many of the descriptions of it make it sound.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours doing just the highlights tour, from an ancient Egyptian temple gate up to modern art.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had read some reviews of people who were disappointed with the variety of paintings. I thought it was a wonderful collection of varied art from many centuries. The ability to observe the brush strokes and the textures, whilst appreciating the colour on the canvases...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance to the museum is a courtyard of sculptures - fabulous! If you enjoy works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Bonnard, Pissarro, and others, you'll want to visit this museum. Be sure to check out the self-portraits by Louis Janmot - as a man...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The building s pretty and the court yard as well. The collection is big but I expected more of it .. This is not the Louvre, some impressionist not the best of them.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

While we were certainly spoiled by collections in Paris, the museum in Lyon was good and the visit felt quite leisurely! Worth a visit and the courtyard with a nice collection of sculptures is a great place to relax and reflect!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Due to a limited amount of time in Lyon, I wasn’t sure if I could visit, but I did and I am glad I did! For less than €10 you can walk away with so much knowledge and see so much. The audio guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Our visit was partially spoilt by the museum restaurant. The waiter informed us very explicitly that their cappuccino was 1,9€ each, but we were charged 10€ for two mediocre cappuccinos. Left a bad taste in the mouth. The museum does have an interesting collection of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This museum is a must see while in Lyon. It is in the Pace des Terreaux, so centrally located. I purchased the audio guide option, which I highly recommend - it was inexpensive (1 Euro) and provided lots of essential information. Good part was that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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