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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • I find this museum disappointing. No specific angle, no personality, the art pieces are old, ok, but the explanations are rather boring. However, the entrance patio is beautiful and soothing, a great ...  read more »
  • Love art galleries and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this one. We were lucky enough to be here at a time when there was a special exhibit. The time flew by and the art was fantastic, 
  • A good time spent with family. The collections are a beautiful illustrations of the school lessons to children.
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  • 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
  • Worth a visit to the musee. They have a wide collection and it's not too busy. Some works by Rodin, Gaugin, Monet amongst others.
  • Great museum. A must see if your in town. The garden is a magnificent retreat from the city chaos outside.
  • Many contents to explore, sculptures, paintings and other cultural relics. Spent a whole afternoon with my friend here but didn't manage to go through all the things. It deserves more time.
  • Wonderful collection of artwork ranging from paintings, sculptures to currency. I recommend visiting during one of the musee nocturne nights and enjoy the various performance that are located throughout the venue. A great place to spend an evening with friends.
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