Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, Lyon

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Museum of Fine Arts of 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. Put Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lyon online itinerary planner.
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  • We were disappointed in the Lyon Art Museum. The collection certainly is large, but we did not find much of the highest quality. Caveat: this is the opinion of a regular art museum visited, but...  more »
  • I was in this museum with my friends for a weekend. My friends had already been there but for me it was a first. I had heard good things and I was not disappointed. The reception was great, but I was....  more »
  • In the middle of the city and very nice gallery with paintings and art spanning many centuries. From Ancient Egyptian to the most contemporary. Set out on three floors it can be explored relatively rapidly or more slowly depending on the amount of time one has. An audio tour is also available. The pretty courtyard at the entrance is a nice place to relax.
  • Very interesting collections in an beautiful and charming 17th century abbey. Beautiful court and the chapel with older elements was converted into a sculpture exhibition hall. Very impressive.

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