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Fine Arts Museum

Musée des BeauxArts ©
Musée des BeauxArts ©
Musée des BeauxArts ©
In a former 17th-century abbey, the museum boasts one of the largest collections of European works of art (Véronèse, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Géricault, Delacroix, Gauguin, etc.) dating from ancient Egypt to the present-day.
With 70 rooms covering 7,000 m², the Museum of Fine Arts in the Palais Saint Pierre is the largest Fine Arts museum in France after the Louvre. It contains sculptures and paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, collections of Egyptian art, oriental art, art objects, coins, etc. Madame Delubac left her collections to the museum in 1997. The museum is ranked first among France's regional museums and fifth among France's museums. It was created in 1803 in a former twelfth century Benedictine convent by François Royer de la Valfenière. After restoration works by Philippe-Charles Dubois, Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Gabriel Mortamet that began in 1989, the current museum was inaugurated in March 1998. Thomas Blanchet (1614-1689) created the baroque statues in the Refectory and on the main stairway. There is a tea room - restaurant with a pleasant terrace looking out onto the garden.

Services

Room hire

Equipements

Bar, Air conditioning, Book shop

Langues parlées

English, French

Contact details

20 place des Terreaux 69001 Lyon 1er

Tel. : 04 72 10 17 40

Rates

Adult: 8 €
Student: 4 €.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Included in the Lyon City Card.
Municipal Museums Pass € 25 / € 7/year for students and -from 26 years, also valid for temporary exhibitions, free for the unemployed, disabled and € 7 for <18 years.
City Pass: free for residents of twin cities.

Opening times

Open from Wed. to Mon.: 10 am-6 pm, Fri.: 10:30 am-6 pm. Till 10 pm on the first Fri. of the month (except in Aug.). Till 5 pm on Dec. 24th and 31st. Closed on bank hols.

Booking

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Lyon City Card Admission to 21 museums is free with the Lyon City Card