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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
(4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon houses fine art in a 17th-century Benedictine convent. The museum features Egyptian antiquities, along with classical and contemporary art. You’ll see floors of fine artifacts so eclectic it may make you forget that this building was once the home of pious women chased out during the French Revolution. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Lyon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Got here by accident, and has not regretted. List of masterpieces of the infinite. Tintoretto, Boucher, Monet, Sisley, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt and Bruegel. ... and that's just the ones I remember! Of course there is no crowd near the Mona cast, and so it is for the better.
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  • Very good Museum for those who enjoy these rides. Spacious, very well organized and with staff very attentive
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  • A place to visit when going on Lyon a myth of culture superb contemporary very places
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  • We never even made it past the door. There was a guy without uniform who requested (pretty rudely) to inspect our luggage. When we opened the case he expected us to show him every single item inside because he didn't have a machine to check it. When we decided we didn't feel comfortable with that and showed our surprise he was rude, impertinent and made fun of us. We understand there is a need for security and we alwayd try to help as much as we can, but the museum should have proper equipment and somebody who actually knows how to deal with people.
  • This place is intresting it's better if u start from the last floor if u like painting
  • Great museum. A must see if your in town. The garden is a magnificent retreat from the city chaos outside.
  • A GREAT EXCELLENT WONDERFUL Museum. Great setting next to Place des Terreaux. A journey through art and history. Greeks, Pharaos, Pheonicians, Muslims, Christians and others. A great inner court. Calm and Cozy far from the bustling of the city. It also has a bar where you can eat and drink. Takes two to three days to visit if you are serious. ENJOY
  • Nice but nothing special. Just a few pieces of Picasso and Soulages.