© Brice Robert, Lyon Tourist Office

Musée des Beaux Arts

Loveliest collections
After the Louvre in Paris, the Musée des Beaux Arts in Lyon is the biggest museum in Europe. The collection is also one of the finest in Europe. Since 1803 it has been housed in the Palais Saint-Pierre, once the royal abbey of the Dames de Saint-Pierre, a 17th century former convent. There is a lovely garden in the courtyard, and the 70 rooms form two principal sections: Antiquity, primarily ancient Egypt, and paintings of the 14th to 20th centuries. Closed on Mondays.
20 Place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon
Phone  +33 472 10 17 40
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