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Beaux-Arts and Confluences: Lyon's major museums


Lyon: a cultural and radiant city


Lyon's museums reflect the excellent cultural vitality of the city. We choose to give you the desire to discover without delay the spectacular Musée des Confluences and the prodigious Musée des Beaux-Arts.

Located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, the Musée des Confluences is an architectural feat. An avant-garde building of glass and stainless steel, its shell immediately arouses curiosity. At the crossroads of the Musée des Arts et Métiers, the Musée de l'Homme and the Musée des Sciences, this museum deciphers the world, the earth from its origins and recounts the evolution of humanity. A "journey" through time not to be missed.
Located in the Palais Saint-Pierre, the Lyon Fine Arts Museum is one of the most beautiful in France. With its 7000m2 (2nd largest museum in France after the Louvre), its collections offer an exceptional panorama of world art and present one of the most important collections of works of art in Europe (Veronese, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Géricault, Monet, Picasso, Matisse...), from Egyptian antiquity to the present day... The works on display are extraordinary and the setting is ideal for admiring them. Take the time to stroll through the museum's gardens to discover the sculptures (including two bronze scuptures by Rodin) and the flowerbeds... A timeless break in the heart of the city of Lyon.

Found at: These museums are just a short drive from the ACE Hotel Lyon Eurexpo

Musée des Confluences
86 quai Perrache
69002 LYON

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
20 place des Terreaux
69001 LYON