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Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon)
Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon)

Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon)

Wednesday-Monday 10am-6pm (10:30am on Fridays)
20 Place des Terreaux, Lyon, France

The basics

One of Europe’s largest art museums, the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts offers visitors a grand art-historical survey. Its collection, which is displayed across more than 70 galleries and encompasses 5,000 years of history, comprises everything from Egyptian sarcophagi and centuries-old medals and coins to Renaissance masterworks and 20th-century paintings. The museum is itself an architectural icon, thanks to its spectacular convent setting.

The Lyon Museum of Fine Arts is included in the convenient Lyon City Card scheme. It’s easy to plan a flexible, self-guided tour of its collection.

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Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map
Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map
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$29.36 per adult
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We found the 3 day Lyon card a cost effective and easy way to travel around the city. Scanning the card on Public transport was easy and time saving. Museums too. And it included a boat trip and walking tour. Excellent value for money
Nicholas A, Oct 2019

Things to know before you go

  • The Lyon Museum of Fine Arts is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • A cloakroom is available for smaller personal items; large bags and luggage are not permitted to be stored on site.
  • English-language tours of the galleries are held every Saturday afternoon for a small fee, and can be booked in advance online or over the phone.
  • Audio guides are available for free at the museum’s entrance.
  • The free Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon smartphone app makes it easy to navigate the museum independently.
  • The museum’s courtyard garden provides a tranquil place to relax, while Les Terrasses St. Pierre is a convenient dining option for visitors.
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How to get there

Poised just next to Lyon’s lovely Place des Terreaux square, the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts is located in the city’s 1st arrondissement. If traveling by public transit, take Métro line C to Croix-Paquet, or line A to Cordeliers. The museum can also be reached on foot, by bike, or by taxi.

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When to get there

The museum is open daily, except on Tuesdays and public holidays. The last admission of the day is 30 minutes prior to closing time. As the museum hosts a regular schedule of temporary exhibitions, it’s worth planning repeat visits.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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