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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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Musee des Beaux Arts in Lyon has a huge range of paintings, sculpture and artifacts from several millenia, starting well before the time of Christ. The Egyptian, Greek and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Musee des Beaux Arts in Lyon has a huge range of paintings, sculpture and artifacts from several millenia, starting well before the time of Christ. The Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian exhibits are particularly noteworthy. As well as good pictures by local artists, there are many by famous painters such as Veronese, Rubens, Picasso, Monet, Renoir, Matisse etc. The Rodin Sculptures... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Beaux Arts museum is amazing, if you have the time, you must go. The permanent expositions are really good, but the most incredible part is the temporary Matisse exposition. Perfectly well presented and organized, is a must see for art lovers.

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Montseret, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a few hours and visited this museum, always interested in the arts, decorative and otherwise. I recommend this despite how imposing it looks even if you only have a short period to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It has good collection of art from different period and many era of the history in Europe. I feel like walking in Louve Museum but small version with their varieties. However, I feel a bit confused of the direction that not to miss out anything. 2 hours is good time to spend here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It was a rainy day so we thought a museum would be the perfect way to spend a couple of hours. We were sold on this museum and told it was second to the Louvre. Well, if so, there is a huge gap. In defense, the museum did have wonderful Impressionist and Modern art exhibited; something the Louvre does not.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

What we did get to see was amazing, but the first floor (sculptures) was completely closed and the second floor (ancient artefacts and objets d'art) closed at 1pm when we were only half way through! On the third floor (paintings), the 20th century galley was totally closed for the day. Worth asking what exactly is open for viewing before purchasing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We visited the entire museum in about 1 hour, which was very fast. Yet, we were able to see a large variety of artwork from many painters from different times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice musee with rich collection, Egypt, Greek items and European painters.Sculpture gallery and modern painters parts are the best!

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

One of the biggest museum in Lyon. You can see a lot of arts and paintings and lot of more stuffs. Plan your visit properly and you shall download the guide in your mobile with free wifi from the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A late minute decision to visit the MBA was an excellent decision. A fantastic collection of classic artists, sculptures, and objects de art were complemented by a dellightful staff member giving a one hour guided tour of impressionistic painters. Spend the extra 3€ For the guided tour. The best value in the museum!!

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