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English tour of the museum

The Museum of Fine Arts - Lyon is one of the largest French and European museums.

Located in the heart of Lyon, between the Rhône and Saône rivers, the museum is located in a magnificent building dating from the 17th century. The collections are exhibited in over 70 rooms and offer visitors an outstanding sample of art from Antiquity to Contemporary Art. The museum's collections are frequently enriched thanks to an active acquisition policy relying on private donors, art lovers, collectors and artists' heirs.
Five departments illustrate more than 5 000 years of art and history : Antiquities, Artefacts, Medal Collections, 14th to 20th Century Paintings and Sculptures

English tour of the museum

Discover the museum’s history, its collections and masterpieces during a one hour tour. Book in advance for groups Tél. 00 33 (0)4 72 10 17 52

The tour lasts one hour - Wednesday 12th March, 9th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July and Saturday 15th March, 17th May, 14th June and 12th July at 4 pm
Fee: € 3 / free + entrance ticket

Prepare your visit
Museum tour
: The 60 minutes tour. Explore our permanent collection with this introductory tour.

Listen to the audioguide here.


Download the smartphone app

and put 5000 years of art history in your pocket! It's free.

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest French and European museums.

The collections are exhibited in over 70 rooms and offer visitors an outstanding sample of art from Antiquity to Contemporary Art. The museum is regularly enriched, through an active acquisition policy that relies on donors, art lovers, collectors and the descendants of artists.

Five departments illustrate the history of art: Antiquities, Artefacts, Medal Collections, 14th to 20th Century Paintings and Sculptures.

Discover the works by some of the most famous painters such as Véronèse, Rubens, Delacroix, Rodin, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso etc… Download the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon IPhone App (The Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon - IPhone App) and take the museum collection in your pocket.

The application is a fantastic tool to organise your visit:
- Find out everything about the art works: notes, audio-guide, zoom in to explore fine details
- Five self-guided tours taking 1h or 1h30 to discover the museum collections on your own or with your family. High definition videos to understand the artworks, including interviews with curators and subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing
- A diary to access all events at all times: exhibitions, visits, late nights and themed weekends
- The audio-guide: 135 commentaries to enhance your visit or enjoy the museum at home
- Informations: opening hours, prices, individual itineraries, 3D visits and telephone bookings
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