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Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux Arts)

Learn about the history of art by browsing up to 70 rooms full of creative treasures that come from varying time periods and genres.

Housed in a phenomenal structure, the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts is the city’s hub for artistic works. Varied pieces from fascinating Egyptian antiquities to stylish postmodern displays hang in the galleries of this former Benedictine convent from the 1600s. Spend an afternoon browsing through some of Europe’s finest works of art in this impressive building.

The large museum is split into five main departments: Antiquities, Art Objects, Medals and Coins, Sculptures and 13th- to 21st-century Paintings. Take a guided tour in English of the entire museum on Saturdays or remain within your favorite department to study the works. The tour takes about 1 hour. Book in advance for groups by calling the museum. Alternatively, follow one of several 90-minute audio guided tours.

Browse Egyptian gems, such as the Coffin of Isetemkheb and the Gate from a Temple at Medamud. Peruse intriguing items from Persepolis, Greece and the Roman Empire. Explore the Medal Collections to see the Treasure of Terreaux and the Stater of Vercingetorix, which is a Celtic gold coin from 52 B.C. with a head of curls on one side and a galloping horse on the other.

Appreciate impressive paintings, such as Claude Monet’s Agitated Sea at Etretat and Pablo Picasso’s Woman Seated on the Beach. Marvel at Auguste Rodin’s sculpture The Temptation of St. Anthony. View high-definition photos of some of the highlights, such as works by Renoir and Pissarro, on the museum’s website.

The museum is closed on Tuesdays but otherwise open daily from morning until early evening. There is an entrance fee to see the collections as well as an additional amount for the exhibitions.

The Lyon Museum of Fine Arts is on the small peninsula between the two main rivers of La Saône and Le Rhône. Take the metro to the Hôtel de Ville-Louis Pradel stop in the center of the city and walk west for 3 minutes to reach the museum. The Lyon Opera and the Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication are nearby.


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Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu $200
Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu

Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu

20 Quai Jules Courmont, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Lyon City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place des Jacobins and Bellecour Square. Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon are also within 1 mi (2 km). Bellecour Station is only a 5-minute walk and Cordeliers Bourse Station is 8 minutes.

    Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts $95
    Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts

    Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts

    73-75, Rue du President Edouard Herriot, Lyon, Rhone
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place des Jacobins, Bellecour Square, and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière are also within 1 mi (2 km). Bellecour Station is only a 5-minute walk and Cordeliers Bourse Station is 5 minutes.

      MAISON NÔ $140
      MAISON NÔ

      MAISON NÔ

      11 Rue du Bât d'Argent, Lyon
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is steps from Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Bellecour Square and Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hotel de Ville - Louis Pradel Station is only a 2-minute walk and Cordeliers Bourse Station is 5 minutes.

        Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery By Sofitel $175
        Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery By Sofitel

        Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery By Sofitel

        4 Rue De Jussieu, Lyon, Rhone
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Lyon City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Place des Jacobins, Hôtel de Ville de Lyon, and Bellecour Square. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cordeliers Bourse Station is only a 4-minute walk and Bellecour Station is 6 minutes.

          Hotel Silky by HappyCulture $95
          Hotel Silky by HappyCulture

          Hotel Silky by HappyCulture

          2 Place Francisque Regaud, Lyon, Rhone
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place des Jacobins, Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and Hôtel de Ville de Lyon. Bellecour Square and Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cordeliers Bourse Station is only a 2-minute walk and Hotel de Ville - Louis Pradel Station is 7 minutes.

            Nemea - Appart Hôtel Résidence So Cloud $101
            Nemea - Appart Hôtel Résidence So Cloud

            Nemea - Appart Hôtel Résidence So Cloud

            53 Rue Desaix, Lyon
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Lyon City Centre, this residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Part Dieu Mall, Bellecour Square, and Lyon National Opera. Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Place des Terreaux are also within 2 mi (3 km). Part-Dieu - Servient Tram Stop is 8 minutes by foot and Lyon Part-Dieu Station is 9 minutes.

              Le Phenix Hotel $83
              Le Phenix Hotel

              Le Phenix Hotel

              7 Quai De Bondy, Lyon, Rhone
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Lyon City Centre, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop, Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, and Hôtel de Ville de Lyon. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Bellecour Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Lyon Saint Paul Station is only a 2-minute walk and Hotel de Ville - Louis Pradel Station is 8 minutes.

                Grand Hotel Des Terreaux $151
                Grand Hotel Des Terreaux

                Grand Hotel Des Terreaux

                16 Rue Lanterne, Lyon, Rhone
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Lyon City Centre, this boutique hotel is steps from Place des Terreaux and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Lyon National Opera are also within 10 minutes. Hotel de Ville - Louis Pradel Station is only a 5-minute walk and Cordeliers Bourse Station is 8 minutes.